From northern and eastern Brazil, Sucupira wood (Bowdichia spp) has warm medium brown tones that are beautiful in woodworking projects. The Sucupira tree can grow up to 150 feet high and reach a diameter of 4 feet. The wood has medium to coarse texture with interlocked, irregular grain that gives a feathered appearance. It is dense and durable with moderate workability. It saws easily, turns well, finishes smoothly and glues well. The high strength properties of this hardwood make it well suited for furniture and heavy structural uses as well as high impact applications. Sucupira can also be called Brazilian Tiete Chestnut, although it has no relation to American Chestnut.