Andiroba is a light red mahogany color that darkens when dry and features a straight to interlocked grain with some ripple. The wood has a medium to low density.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Carapa guianensis|
|OTHER NAMES||crabwood, royal mahogany, krappa, figueroa, carapote, carapa, camacari, masabalo|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||The wood has medium bending and crushing strength and low stiffness.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||It can be worked with moderate ease with both hand and machine tools. Pre-boring is necessary for nailing and it glues well.|
|DURABILITY||Moderately durable and resistant to preservation treatment|
|SEASONING||Slow drying rates are recommended, and a low temperature, high humidity schedule is suggested for best results. The timber is reported to be more difficult to dry than Honduras mahogany.|
|USES||Boat decks, furniture, cabinetwork, veneer, flooring, interior construction, cabinetry, and stair works.|