dinizia

LOW INVENTORY - - PLEASE CONTACT ANTHOLOGY WOODS TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY FOR YOUR PROJECT.

Our FSC® CERTIFIED reclaimed dinizia featuring the rock-hard re-milled tropical hardwood you've been dreaming of for a Durable and sustainable exterior material, as an alternative to  ipe, cumaru, iroko and others.

Anthology Woods reclaimed Dinizia is one of those rare materials that fills the need for a truly sustainable & extremely durable tropical hardwood to endure in exterior applications.  It also makes a rock-hard flooring, if you are inclined.  

Character includes twin open nail holes or plugged screw holes at approximately two foot intervals.  Surface checking and oxide staining testify to the age of the material while the re-milled surface sings in rich tones of burgundy, amber and espresso when finished with clear oil.  Unfinished Dinizia is more muted in color.

ONE-OF-A-KIND: In our many years sourcing reclaimed wood, this is the first time we've come across Dinizia.  Stock is currently at LOW INVENTORY.  Please contact Anthology Woods to confirm availability.

AVAILABLE SIZES: Wall Cladding at 5-3/8" wide;  Flooring at 3-7/8" wide; Exterior Siding at 3-7/8" wide;  Decking at 4-1/8" wide.  Limited availability of large dimension posts/timbers also available..

PRODUCT SUITE: Exterior Siding, Decking, Flooring, Wall Paneling, Table Tops, Counter Tops, Shelves, Wall Cladding, Table Tops, and custom applications.  Inquire for details.


SOURCE STORY

This Brazilian native has weathered forty years in the midwest United States, exposed 365 days a year in a fence installation.  Not even close to the end of a useful life, it was removed to make way for widening a highway.  

Knowing this wood was an impressive tropical hardwood but unsure about the species, we enlisted our wood anatomist to determine the pedigree.  While it could easily be mistaken for other coveted exotic tropical hardwood decking and siding species like Ipe, Batu, Angelique, Mahogany, Jatoba (aka Brazilian Cherry) or Sapele, he came back with Dinizia excelsa - a wood prized for amazing resistance to decay and a density nearly identical to Ipe.  It is also known as Angelim (vermelho, ferro, or pedra), and legend has it, was named for a certain Jose P. Diniz.

One other thing our wood anatomist informed us:  Under a blacklight, Dinizia will exhibit a bit of yellow efflorescence.  So apparently it's exotic, tough, and it's ready to party.