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Garapa Decking (Brazilian Oak) and Garapa Decks

Garapa is the ideal lumber for those who seek a durable deck in a light color. ABS proudly carries decking materials made from this exotic lumber, including 4-by-4 posts and handrails. Use the lumber alone for your deck or pair it with Ipé or another hardwood to give your structure a unique look.Garapa

Garapa Decking - Garapa Deck Specifications: 

Garapa, also know as Brazilian oak, features a yellow-colored hardwood with a fine grain. Because of the nature of the wood, some boards have appealing streaks of brown in them. After exposing the boards to the sun, the yellow color becomes a beautiful russet golden brown.

Because it comes from the Amazon rainforest, Garapa naturally resists water damage, insects, rot and decay. Items made from the strong lumber have a lifespan of 25 years or more, and the wood does not require any type of preservatives.

We take pride in the method that we source and harvest our Brazilian hardwoods. They come from sustainable managed forests in South America. Unlike composite building materials, Garapa is naturally biodegradable. Garapa is comparable to Ipé, but is available at a fraction of the cost.


Garapa Decking Characteristics:  Garapa, or Brazilian oak, is naturally honey-yellow with a slight ribbon-like aspect. The lumber has a fine, irregular and interlocked grain with a medium texture. Similar to other hardwoods, sun exposure may cause Garapa to turn gray if you don't apply a UV inhibitor finish to the deck boards

Decking Color: Garapa deck boards have a medium-brown color that can be darkened with a tinted finisher. As with all hardwoods, you'll find variations in the color and grain, which will give your decking added interest and character..

Garapa Decking Hardness: On the Janka hardness scale for wood, Garapa has a hardness of 2280 lbf, making it harder than maple (1450 lbf) and oak (1360 lbf).

Garapa Decking Durability: Garapa decking is durable and naturally resists termites and fungus as long as water doesn't permeate the wood. The lumber's hardness makes it scratch-resistance, so it's a great choice for exterior decking.

Garapa Decking Preservation: Because Garapa naturally resists water, insects, rot and decay, it does not require the use of a wood preservative. Sun exposure will cause the wood to darken with time, but a UV-blocking finisher can help preserve its golden honey color.r.

Our Garapa decking is reliably harvested from the forest to provide you a renewable resource. Garapa is as similar to Ipe and is available at a reasonable cost. We ship our decking products to your home or job site. So, if you are looking for Brazilian hardwood decking, look no further!

Garapa - Ipe Complements Garapa and is used together by many contractors

honey-yellow with a slight ribbon aspect that becomes light brown with age

Type Dimensions net Notes
Garapa Decking 5/4x4
1" x 3 1/2"
Decking 5/4x4 Grooved 1" x 3 1/2"
Decking 1x4
3/4" x 3 1/2"
Decking 1x4 Grooved
3/4" x 3 1/2"
Decking 1x6
3/4" x 5 1/2" 8' to 14'
Decking 1x6 Grooved
8' to 14'
Decking 1x6
3/4" x 5 1/2" 16 - 20 foot
Garapa Decking 1x6 Grooved
16 - 20 foot
Decking 5/4x6
1" x 5 1/2" Special Terms - Random Length
Decking 5/4x6 Grooved
1" x 5 1/2" Call for details selected length pricing
2x2  Balusters 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"  3' only
2x2  Balusters 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"  > 3'  Custom call
2x4 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" varies call
4x4 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" 8' 10' 12'
Handrail 2" x 6" 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" 8' 10' 12'
Handrail 5/4" x 6" 1" x 5 1/2" 8' 10' 12'
Handrail 2" x 4" 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"  8' 10' 12'
All our decking is Premium grade, S4S and E4E


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 Garapa Decking is in Stock! Call and we have it. Also we have an abundance of Ipe. Call Us to order
 today at 404-549-4840 or 352-508-4990!