Tatajuba balken
Tatajuba joists
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Botanical name: Bagassa ssp.
Weight: 800 kg/m3
Origin: Brazil, Guyana and Suriname

 

The image shows a number of Tatajuba beams. These Tatajuba joists are ideal for outdoor applications. They are available in the cross-sectional dimensions: 40 mm x 60 mm (thickness x width). Lengths vary from 215 cm to 395 cm.

The stated weight (kg/m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx. 12%. The botanical name of Tatajuba is Bagassa ssp. (Bagassa Guianensis, Bagassa Tiliaefolia). The color of its demarcated sapwood used to be pale yellow-white. In contrast, its freshly sawn heartwood varies from bright yellow to golden yellow and turns into darker gold or reddish brown upon exposure to light. Also, a striped brown figure could be seen on quarter sawn surfaces.

Tatajuba and Iroko have many similar properties, although Tatajuba is less stable and less heavy. Both species are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

Interesting facts:

* A damaged tree bark produces a mass of stickt latex.

* The name Tatajuba used to be refered to the wood from the Maclura Tinctora. Today the wood from Maclura Tinctora is called Moral or Fustic. Pay attention! This can be confusing.