SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myroxylon peruiferum – Leguminosae
REGION: Central and South America and Mexico.
OTHER NAMES: Bálsamo del Perú, Cabreuva-Vermelha, Estoraque, Olor and Sandalo.
COLOR: The sapwood is pale brown while the heartwood is purplish-red in color.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Interlocked grain and medium grade texture. Medium to high luster
ODOR: No distinct odor.
DENSITY: Heavy wood, with density of 950 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,200 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Take some time to dry properly but does have good stability characteristics once dry.
WORKABILITY: Somewhat difficult to cut due to its hardness (2200). This species sands easily and provides a good finish.
DURABILITY: Durable and resists attacks by fungus and insects.
PRESERVATION: Heartwood not treatable with creosote and CCA-A, even with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Flooring, furniture, tools handles and veneers.
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