Garapa (Garapa Apuleia Mollaris) is imported from South America generally for high end decking applications in the New Zealand hardwood market.
Garapa is light yellow – honey brown in appearance and is naturally resistant to rot and decay as well as having a very high tolerance to fire. Garapa has a fine grain, does not bleed and is very dense weighing approximately 900 kilograms per one cubic metre.
When used as a decking timber it holds fixings well and accepts stains and oils well. Avoid iron when using Garapa as iron tends to discolour Garapa.