SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) – Leguminosae Papilionoideae
REGION: Central and South America.
OTHER NAMES: Baru, Champanhe (Brazil), Cumaru-da-Folha-Grande, Cumaru-Ferro, Cumbari (AM – Brazil), Ipe-Cumaru, Sarrapia (AM – Brazil), Tonka and Ebo.
COLOR: Yellowish brown heartwood, distinct from a very pale brown sapwood.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Distinct growth rings, grain interlocked, texture medium to fine and lack of luster.
ODOR: No distinctive odor.
DENSITY: Heavy wood, with density of 1,080 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,280 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Air-drying moderately slow. Kiln-dries rapidly, with a tendency for medium twisting.
WORKABILITY: Difficult mechanical workability. Excellent finishing when turned and regular finishing when planed and sanded.
DURABILITY: Resistant to fungi, insects and marine borers. Railroad sleepers last from 10 to 22 years when used in well-drained soils.
PRESERVATION: Heartwood impermeable to creosote and CCA-A, even with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Interior and exterior construction (beams, shingles and shakes, panels, window shutters, doorposts, window sashes, baseboards and framing), railroads crossties (sleepers), decking, flooring, sliced veneer, tool handles, turnery and many other applications.
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