|DESCRIPTION||Parota heartwood is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish hue. Darker streaks of brown are sometimes present. Sapwood is pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain is slightly interlocked with a very coarse texture and moderate luster.
Weight is about 27lbs per cu .ft.
|Central and South America|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Easy to work with hand and machine tools. However, tearout is common during planing, and fuzzy surfaces may be seen after machining, especially on quartersawn surfaces. Glues and finishes well.|
|DURABILITY||Very durable, with mixed resistance to insect attack.|
|USES||Furniture frames, table slabs, boatbuilding, millwork, and turned objects.|