Scientific name: Coutari fagifolia Eyma; Couratari gulianensis Andl, Couratari oblongifolia Ducke et Knuth, Couratari tauarí Berg; Couratari spp

Geographic origin: Central America and South America


  • Fiber: Straight.
  • Grain: medium size.
  • It can have high sillica contents.

Capacity of being impregnated

  • Sapwood: Capable of being impregnated
  • Heartwood: Capable of being impregnated.


  • Sawing process: No difficulties.
  • Gluing process: No difficulties.
  • Nailing and screwing process: Easy, but low resistance.
  • Finish: No difficulties.

Physical properties

  • Apparent density (12% de humidity): 620 kg/m3 semi-heavy wood
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Volumetric contraction coefficient 14%. Partially nervous wood
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2.7 Softwood

Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion 969 kg/cm2
  • Elasticity module 117,000 kg/cm2
  • Resistance to parallel compression 480 kg/cm2
  • Resistance to parallel traction 62 kg/cm2


It is very important to know that Tauari wood can usually have different coloured pieces within the same specie