Grapia

Scientific name: Apuleia molaris

Other names: English: Grapia, Garapa

Geographic origin: Central America.

Description

&;8226; Wood colour changes from yellowish to golden brown.

Grapia

Applications

&;8226; Exterior carpentry.
&;8226; Interior carpentry.
&;8226; Stairs.
&;8226; Floorings.
&;8226; Deck for exterior.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Heartwood: low capacity of being impregnated.
&;8226; Sapwood: slighty capable of being impregnated.

Mechanization

&;8226; Sawing process: ordinary problems due to hardness.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity: 880 kg/m3. heavy wood.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis Meudon) 7.8. very hard wood.

Grapia

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion: 1,820 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module: 129,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to parallel compression 644 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to parallel traction: 1,150 kg/cm2.

Grapia