(Manilkara spp.), also known as Bulletwood or Brazilian Redwood, is a hardwood native from South America. Massaranduba is one of the hardest and most durable timber species in the world. It is naturally durable and resistant to rot and decay, making it an excellent choice for exterior applications. Massaranduba is surprisingly easy to work for a heavy wood and despite its density. It machines and finishes to a very smooth surface. Massaranduba hardwood is usually compared to California Redwood and it is the likely alternative to Ipe. The natural and vibrant reddish-brown color is what attracts many to this exotic decking wood.