Muiracatiara offers superb stiffness, strength, hardness, and durability. However, density and other mechanical properties can vary widely depending on the growing site and source region.
Muiracatiara / Goncalo Alves is your typical Tropical Hardwood rich in colour and grain, was often used a substitute for Rosewood.
As a species Lapacho / Ipe is less well known but is considered as potentially endangered ‘CITES 2’ allowing limited use under very strict licenses with proven chain of custody. Maples & Birch strictly ensure that our supply adhere to this.
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