Janka Hardness Scale: 1912
Origin: Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil
Exotic hard wood
Typically, Amendoium is milled in South America because it saves on costs. It usually comes in 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. If long lengths are wanted, it has to be milled in the U.S. which can cost almost twice as much because of labor and waste costs. Raw lumber is also more expensive than a finished product because it is taxed higher to support the South American economy.
- Clear grade Amendoium is an even red/pink color. It looks similar to Red Birch. This is the most common grade.
- #1 Common can be obtained if necessary, however it is limited.