Brazilian Satinwood » Euxlophora paraensis

Why Brazilian Satinwood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

With a high luster, medium texture, and straight (but sometimes irregular) grain satinwood is somewhat difficult to work - especially if the grain is irregular. However, the rich, consistent, vivid yellow color attracts all manner of woodworkers to use the wood in their projects. A clear natural finish is all Satinwood needs.
Brazilian Satinwood grows in Latin America

map of where Brazilian Satinwood grows
color of Brazilian Satinwood
Color Range
Rich, bright yellow.
other names for Brazilian Satinwood
Other Names
Amarello, Limao rana, Pau amarello, Pau setim, Pequia setim, Yellowheart, Yellow Heart
uses for Brazilian Satinwood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, brush handles.
the Brazilian Satinwood tree
What's the Tree Like?
A large tree of the "terra firma" reaching a height of 130 feet.


lbs /Bd. Ft.
29.89% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
38.76% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
9.37% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Brazilian Satinwood:

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak