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|DESCRIPTION||Color is pink to reddish brown, and is highly figured with a distinct small lacelike pattern. Grain is straight with a fine to medium texture.
Weight is about 39lbs per cu. ft.
|South America (Brazil)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Roopola Brasillensis|
|OTHER NAMES||Louro Faia|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Medium strength in most categories. Low stiffness makes it an excellent steam bending wood.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works well with hand and machine tools, but there is moderate blunting effect on cutters and a tendency to bind in saws. Glues well, stains and polishes, with care, to an excellent finish.|
|DURABILITY||Perishable. The sapwood is liable to attack by common furniture beetle, but is permeable for preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Dries rapidly without much splitting but has a tendency to distort. There is small movement in service.|
|USES||Furniture, cabinetmaking, joinery, light construction, paneling, ornamental inlay, decorative uses. Excellent for turning fancy goods.|
|COMMENTS||European lacewood is known as "plane" and is related to the American sycamore (platanus occidentalis).|
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