Brazilian Satinwood » Euxlophora paraensis

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


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.
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. The Brazilian Satinwood tree grows in Latin America
map of where this wood grows


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