|DESCRIPTION||The heartwood is dull golden brown in color with variegated irregular markings and an attractive ray flecked figure on quarter sawn surfaces. It is straight grained, with a medium course texture.
Weight is around 34 lb. per sq. ft.
|Central America (Mainly Mexico)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Cordia Alliodora|
|OTHER NAMES||Salmwood, Princewood, Cyp, Solera, Canaletta, Louro|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Possesses medium strength properties in all categories and a good steam bending classification.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works easily with both hand and power tools, with a slight blunting effect on cutters. Can be finished smoothly and cleanly in most machining operations. Takes nails and screws well, glues, stains and polishes to a good finish.|
|DURABILITY||Moderately durable, resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is permeable.|
|SEASONING||Dries easily without degradation. There is medium movement in service.|
|USES||Cabinets and furniture, decorative boxes, boat decking, vehicle bodies, light construction. Selected logs sliced for veneers suitable for paneling and furniture.|
|COMMENTS||Primarily used in a decorative roll as costs prohibit use for construction of large pieces.|