SCIENTIFIC NAME: Goupia glabra (Aubl.) – Goupiaceae
REGION: Central and South America.
OTHER NAMES: Cachaceiro, Copiuba, Cupiuba, Peniqueiro, Peroba-do-Norte, Peroba-Fedida, Kopei and Cabukalli.
COLOR: Slightly distinct heartwood and sapwood with light reddish brown color.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Distinct growth rings, grain interlocked, texture medium and lack of luster.
ODOR: Unpleasant odor.
DENSITY: Medium density wood, with density of 840 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,130 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Kiln-dries slowly, with moderate tendency for medium cupping and pronounced twisting.
WORKABILITY: Easy to saw, plain, sand, turn and screw. Glues well but not recommended to make plywood due to log checking. Finishes well with paint, varnish, filler and polishing. Previous boring is advisable before nailing dry wood.
DURABILITY: Good resistance to decay. Resistant to dry-wood termites and slightly resistant to marine borers.
PRESERVATION: Moderately easy to be preserved with creosote and CCA-A and pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Exterior construction (beams, shingles and shakes, panels, window shutters, doorposts, window sashes), decking, flooring, truck flooring, tool handles and many other applications.
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