Taurai – Hardwood lumber products

Taurai - Hardwood lumber products

Tauari –(Couratari spp.)

Taurai also known as Couatari, Wadara, or Brazilian Oak, this is a species that has not seen much use on a broad market. It’s machining characteristics and workability is excellent and has made it the premier wood for window and door builders in France. Available as FSC certified and kiln-dried (KD). We have Taurai in flooring, dimensional lumber, E4E, S4S, RS (Rough Sawn), GMS, Fixed width planks, deck tiles, and table slabs. Non-FSC is also available.

Common Name:

Couatari, Wadara, or Brazilian Oak

Botanical Name:

Couratari spp.

Indigenous to:

Several commercial species range from Costa Rica and Panama southward
to the Guianas and Brazilian Amazon.

Modulus of Rupture:

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How is it dried:

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Is it dried quickly:

Yes and additionally Must be dried as soon as possible after felling to avoid
blue stain.


Moderately Stable

Exterior Wood Recommendation:

Use class ensured by natural durability: class 1 – inside (no dampness)
Species covering the use class 5: NoNote: Several species, with different natural durability, are grouped under the name TAUARI. Some species and origins could be used without preservative treatment for end-uses under use class 2. However, commercial lots are usually constituted by blended species. It is advisable to use the less durable woods as a point of reference.Against dry wood borer attacks: requires appropriate preservative treatment
In case of risk of temporary humidification: requires appropriate preservative treatment
In case of risk of permanent humidification: use not recommended

Fastening Method:

Nailing / screwing: good but pre-drilling is necessary
Gluing: correct

Ecosystem impact:

No commercial restriction

Toxicity and allergic reactions:

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Products we manufacture using this species:

flooring, dimensional lumber, E4E, S4S, RS (Rough Sawn), deck tiles, and table slabs

Other common uses:

Stairs (inside) Veneer for back or face of plywood
Blockboard Moulding
Interior panelling Boxes and crates
Formwork Exterior joinery
Interior joinery Current furniture or furniture components
Light carpentry Glued laminated
Flooring Turned goods
Seats Sliced veneer
Veneer for interior of plywood

Susceptibility to

Dry Wood borers:

Susceptible – sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood)


Class 5 – not durable


Class S – susceptible


Class 1 – easily permeable

Janka Hardness:

  • 1650 lbf (7339.56 N)