|Imbuia's color ranges from a yellowish tone or olive all the way to chocolate brown. The sapwood is in contrast to the heartwood because it tends be be grayish in color. This is a lustrous wood that features a fine texture. The grain ranges between straight and curly or wavy.
South America (Brazil)
|Canella Imbuia, Embuia, Embuya, Imbuya
|This wood has janka hardness of 950
|The wood of imbuia saws and machines satisfactorily. It also takes stains and finishes quite well.
|This lumber is quite hard and dense. Imbuia is commonly noted for its resistance to marring, denting, and wear. Its also known for its resistance to decay.
|Imbuia is rated as easy to air-season with a slight tendency to check and with moderate warping; drying was uniformly rapid.
|Outdoor Decking, flooring, cogs and shafts, heavy construction, barge and dock fenders, railroad crossties, pulp mill equipment, tool handles, bearings, turnery. A substitute for lignum vitae.
|Imbuia is one of the most important commercial species in Brazil