Red Canary


Common Names
Canarywood, Canary
Scientific Name
Centrolobium spp.
South America (from Panama down to southern Brazil)
Heartwood color can vary a fair amount, from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout. Pale yellow sapwood is sharply demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken and homogenize with age. Grain is typically straight, but can be irregular or wild on some pieces. Uniform fine to medium texture with good natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
Janka Hardness
1520 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
Elastic Modulus
Crushing Strength
Easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though some tearout can occur during planing on pieces with wild or irregular grain. Good dimensional stability. Turns, glues and finishes well.

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