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South America

Hardwood from Brazil, Chile, Bolivia and Peru

Also available

  • Angelin Pedra
  • Brazilian Teak
  • Cambara
  • Garapa
  • Muiracatiara
  • South American Cherry

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Brazil has traditionally been the major producer of hardwood products for South America, but as well as supplying from this important source area NHG Timber has successfully and consistently sourced products from Chile, Bolivia and Peru.

Important new Forestry Stewardship Council certified Suppliers have also come on stream with NHG Timber. Carefully selecting Suppliers according to both quality and environmental criteria, we have introduced new species to markets worldwide.

Available species


Cumaru is a durable timber which is suitable for flooring and has an attractive grain having a variation in colour from red to dark brown.

Durability: Very Durable
Density: 980 kg/m
Workability: Hard and heavy to work
Uses: Flooring, Decking, Construction


Marupa is a light coloured uniform timber perfectly suited to moulding production.

Durability: Non Durable
Density: 450 kg/m
Workability: Nails, screws and glues well. Smooth finish
Uses: Mouldings


Massaranduba is a hard heavy timber increasingly used for decking.

Durability: Durable Very Durable
Density: 1050 kg/m
Workability: Moderately easy to work with, finishes to a very smooth surface
Uses: Decking, Heavy construction


Ipe is the ideal species to produce top quality decking. It is also known as Brazilian Walnut.

Durability: Very Durable
Density: 960 kg/m - 1200 kg/m
Workability: Hard and heavy to work
Uses: Bridges, Naval construction, Decking


Jatoba produces attractive, red coloured flooring and joinery.

Durability: Moderately Durable
Density: 910 kg/m
Workability: Screws well. Finishes smoothly
Uses: Construction, Flooring, Joinery