SCIENTIFIC NAME: Copaifera spp. – Leguminosae Caesalpinoideae
REGION: Central and South America.
OTHER NAMES: Copaiba-Preta, Copaiba-Vermelha, Copaibeira (MT – Brazil), Oleo-de-Copaiba, Oleo-Pardo and Pau-D’oleo.
COLOR: Heartwood reddish brown with dark stripes, distinct from the grayish sapwood.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Slightly distinct growth rings, grain straight or slightly interlocked and medium texture.
ODOR: Fresh wood has characteristic odor, which disappears after drying.
DENSITY: Medium density wood, with density of 750 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,100 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Air-dries at moderate slow rate, with no serious defects. Kiln drying is fast, with moderate checking, cupping and twisting.
WORKABILITY: It can be easily worked with hand and machine tools, generating a smooth and uniform surface. Good nail and screw holding properties. The oil resin exudation during drying process may render gluing problems, depending on the adhesive properties.
DURABILITY: Very durable in resistance to wood-degraders organisms.
PRESERVATION: Sapwood is easily preserved while the heartwood is difficult to be treatable with creosote and CCA-A, even with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Interior trim, ceilings, furniture, tool handles, sliced veneers, plywood, packaging, truck flooring and many other applications.
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