Brazilian Teak or Cumaru is a beautiful South American hardwood. Along with its undeniable aesthetic beauty, many praise this wood for its durability. It has a more than a 60-year life span, even when it’s exposed to the outdoor elements.

Because it’s a renewable and natural resource as well as the other benefits, Cumaru is a popular hardwood for use in luxury projects. A lot of movie stars and famous designers are selecting this hardwood for their houses. Not just this, but even cities are noticing this outstanding tropical hardwood and choosing to use it for all types of public works projects.

Take a look at Cumaru’s beauty and become inspired by these gorgeous projects:

Jennifer Aniston’s Home: a Cumaru Natural Dream

Jennifer Aniston’s Beverly Hills home was featured by Architectural Digest. Stephen Shadley designed it and reported that the floors, walls and eves were all made from Cumaru. Aniston selected this hardwood because it’s an ecologically sound option since it can be harvested from fallen trees and because of the richness and warmth of the texture and color.

Jennifer Aniston Cumaru Home

Image by: Architectural Digest.  Photography by Peggy Sirota and Scott Frances July 1, 2017

Giorgio Armani’s House in Antigua

When Giorgio Armani, fashion’s top designer, selected a type of hardwood for his villas that overlook Galley Bay, he went with Cumaru. Part of the Caribbean Island living allure is the outdoor-indoor experience you can enjoy year-round, and this hardwood is the ideal wood to achieve this goal. According to Architectural Digest, Armani’s home’s wood beams are in Cumaru, complementing the ceiling fans and island feel.

Armani Antigua Home

Photo Credit: Architectural Digest. Photography by Durston Saylor November 11, 2016

This visually impacting wood can be found throughout the interiors, decking and stairs. In fact, it’s the perfect choice for interiors and exteriors, particularly in Antigua and other tropical climates. Its natural oils and hardness keep it from splintering or rotting, both extremely essential to keeping bare feet safe.

Armani Antigua Home II
Photo Credit: Architectural Digest. Photography by Durston Saylor November 11, 2016

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DJ Khaled’s Florida Beach Mansion

These days in Florida, minimalist and modern are the top trends and when DJ Khaled bought his five-bedroom mansion, they weren’t lost. One of the first things you notice throughout the interior and exterior of his home is the gorgeous Brazilian Teak wooden ceilings.

The tongue and groove Cumaru cladding for modern Florida homes’ eaves has become extremely popular, particularly given the minimal maintenance required for keeping the wooden color. The wood used on a ceiling, with little sun exposure, is less likely to become sun-bleached as a deck does. It also provides a warm tone to what would have been a very square and stark home.

Cumaru ceiling

Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman

Brazilian Teak is also a favorite choice for ceilings covering exterior areas like outdoor kitchens and bars. The Cumaru’s warm color, as well as the interlocking grain, makes it perfect for tying natural colors and nature into the home. It provides a luxurious and cozy feel to any outside space. If you’re interested in learning more about the types of beams best for a tongue and groove ceiling, feel free to contact us for your free quote.


You won’t just see Brazilian Teak in private luxury homes. Today, cities have decided to use this exotic hardwood for their large projects as well. Cumaru’s durability makes it the perfect choice because it guarantees the structure’s integrity and the safety of all.

Plaza 33 NYC

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It’s a long-term investment that makes a lot of sense since Cumaru structures can last for more than 60 years. If you visit New York City’s Midtown Plaza 33, you’ll see gorgeous benches you can relax on. Because of its durability, this wood was picked for the bleacher steps. The planter benches surrounding the area are also designed with beautiful Brazilian Teak.

It seems the popularity of Cumaru spans from the West Coast all the way to the East Coast with famous stars in New York, Los Angeles, and Florida all going with Brazilian Teak for their projects. Cumaru’s impressive color tones range from a deep maroon to a light brown and are a big reason why designers and celebrities have selected this tropical hardwood.

The wood’s longevity and its unique hardness are one of the cities’ reasons for choosing it for their development plans. Overall, Brazilian Teak is an amazing tropical hardwood that’s worth the investment.

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