PATTERSON COLLECTIVE ARCHITECTURE & STEVEN LLOYD ARCHITECTURE

Tonka

Tonka SecondaryPicture
Species Name

Tonka Dipteryx Odorata

Other Names

Cumaru, Shihuahuaco

Country of Origin

South America

Mainly used for
Landscaping & heavy construction
Bridge, wharf & mine construction
Kiln-dried product used as domestic decking & T&G flooring

Tonka heartwood when cut is reddish-brown or purplish-brown with lighter streaks and on exposure gradually becomes uniform light brown. Lustre is low to medium, texture is fine and grain interlocked with a waxy or oily feel. Similar to spotted gum in appearance. Tonka carries independent FSC®100% certification that it is sourced from responsible and well-managed forests.

Hardwood Decking Options