Considered the successor of Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) and Cedar (Cedrela spp.).
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carapa Guianensis Aubl. – Meliaceae
REGION: South America.
OTHER NAMES: Aborida (PA-Brazil), Andiroba-Aruba (PA-Brazil), Andiroba-Vermelha (PA-Brazil), Carapa (PA-Brazil), Caropa (PA-Brazil), Penaiba (PA-Brazil) and Crabwood.
COLOR: Dark brown or reddish brown. Heartwood distinct from the pale brown or grayish sapwood.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Grain straight to interlocked, texture medium, luster moderate.
ODOR: Not distinctive odor.
DENSITY: Medium density wood, with density at 12% MC of 700 Kg/m³ and green density of 1,030 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Kiln-dries very rapidly, with moderate checking, cupping and twisting. Combined air and kiln-drying gives satisfactory results, especially when employing low temperatures and high humidity during initial stage of the kiln-drying process.
WORKABILITY: Good working and finishing. Glues and screws well. Peels well for veneer.
DURABILITY: Heartwood moderately resistant.
PRESERVATION: Difficult to be preserved with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Civil construction (beams, shingles and shakes, panels, window shutters, doorposts, window sashes, baseboards and framing), furniture, sliced veneer, plywood, boxes and crates, interior trim for boats, ships and many other applications.
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