Hardwood Lumber IdentifierExtensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.
|DESCRIPTION||Heartwood varies from pale yellowish-brown to pale olive-brown streaked with olive green, dark gray, or pinkish-brown, and when mineral stained, streaks of steel blue. Grain is usually straight, regular, fine texture.
Weight is about 31 lb per cu. ft.
|South America (Brazil)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Centrolobium spp|
|OTHER NAMES||Canary, Canarywood, Amarillo Lagarto, Araruva, Pau Rainham, Putumuju, Tarara Amarilla|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||This medium density wood has low bending and resistance to shock loads, low stiffness and medium crushing strength. It also has a medium steam bending classification.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||It is easy to work with hand and power tools and can be planed to a very smooth finish. Nailed, screwed and glued joints hold perfectly, and it can be stained, polished or painted and holds hard enamels.|
|DURABILITY||Non-durable, the sapwood is prone to attack by the common furniture beetle. It is moderately resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is permeable.|
|SEASONING||Kiln dries easily and well with no risk of checking or warping, and air dries with little degradation. Small movement in service.|
|USES||Pattern making, musical instruments, carving, cabinetmaking, interior fittings, light construction, interior trim for boats, toys, doors. It is also used for plywood and core stock. Selected logs are sliced for veneers.|
|COMMENTS||Not to be confused with the softwood known as "Whitewood".|