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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.

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