SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hymenolobium spp. – Leguminosae Papilionoideae
REGION: South America.
OTHER NAMES: Angelim, Angelim-Amarelo, Angelim-da-Mata, Angelim-do-Para, Angelim-Macho and Mirarema.
COLOR: Heartwood light yellowish brown, distinct from the pale brown sapwood. It has an accentuated fibrous aspect at the tangential face, due to prominence of axial parenchyma, fibers and vascular lines.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Grain interlocked and texture coarse, lack of luster.
ODOR: Not distinctive odor.
DENSITY: Medium density wood, with density of 740 Kg/m³at 12% MC and green density of 1,190 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Kiln-dries very rapidly, with a slight tendency for medium twisting and springing.
WORKABILITY: Easy to work. Regular to good finishing when planed, turned or bored.
DURABILITY: Heartwood rated as very durable when exposed to white-brown rot fungi and is moderately resistant to marine borers. Resistant to dry-wood termites.
PRESERVATION: Sapwood very easy and heartwood difficult to be preserved with creosote and CCA-A when treated with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Civil construction (beams, shingles and shakes, panels, window shutters, doorposts, window sashes, baseboards and framing), furniture, boxes and crates, interior trim for boats, ships, and many other applications.
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