Angelim Pedra


Common Names
Angelim vermelho, Angelim pedra, Brazilian Apitong
Scientific Name
Dinizia excelsa
Primarily Brazil and Guyana in South America
Heartwood is reddish brown, sometimes with colored streaks; slightly paler sapwood isn’t always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Freshly sawn surfaces can have a lighter olive hue, with color darkening to a deeper reddish brown with age. Grain is usually interlocked, with a uniform, medium-coarse texture. Moderate natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
67 lbs/ft3 (1070 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
3160 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
22,550 lbf/in2 (156 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
2,811,000 lbf/in2 (19.39 GPa)
Crushing Strength
12,450 lbf/in2 (85.9 MPa)
Radial: 5.4%, Tangential: 8.8%
Rated as durable to very durable, with good resistance to insect attack.
Considered to be difficult to work on account of its density and irregular grain. The wood also has a high cutting resistance with a pronounced blunting effect on cutters.

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