• Coutari fagifolia Eyma; Couratari gulianensis Andl, Couratari oblongifolia Ducke et Knuth, Couratari tauarí Berg; Couratari spp
  • English: Tauari
  • Central America and South America


&;8226; Fiber: Straight.
&;8226; Grain: medium size.
&;8226; It can have high sillica contents.


&;8226; Interior and exterior carpentry.
&;8226; Plywood boards.
&;8226; Carpentry.
&;8226; Furniture.
&;8226; Toys.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: Capable of being impregnated
&;8226; Heartwood: Capable of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: No difficulties.
&;8226; Gluing process: No difficulties.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: Easy, but low resistance.
&;8226; Finish: No difficulties.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density (12% de humidity): 620 kg/m3 semi-heavy wood
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 14%. Partially nervous wood
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2.7 Softwood

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 969 kg/cm2
&;8226; Elasticity module 117,000 kg/cm2
&;8226; Resistance to parallel compression 480 kg/cm2
&;8226; 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