SCIENTIFIC NAME: Manilkara spp. – Sapotaceae
REGION: South America.
OTHER NAMES: Aparaiu, Maparajuba-da-Varzea, Macaranduba-de-Leite, Massarandubinha, Marapajuba, Paraju, Parajuba, Balata and Bullet Wood.
COLOR: Heartwood light red when freshly cut, becoming red to dark reddish brown, distinct from the light pink to pale brown sapwood.
GRAIN and TEXTURE: Distinct growth rings, grain straight, texture fine.
ODOR: No distinctive odor.
DENSITY: Heavy wood, with density of 1,000 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,260 Kg/m³.
DRYING: Kiln-dries rapidly, with moderate tendency for checking, pronounced twisting and medium cupping.
WORKABILITY: Easy sawing, peeling into veneers, turning, gluing and screwing. Finishes well in turning and boring. Nailing may cause checking. Presence of resin may dull cutters.
DURABILITY: Resistant to very resistant to decay, fungi and to subterranean termites. Moderately resistant to dry-wood termites, Not resistant to marine borers. Highly resistant to humidity.
PRESERVATION: Heartwood not treatable with CCA-A, even with pressure-vacuum systems.
USES: Interior and exterior construction (beams, shakes, panels, window shutters, doorposts, window sashes, baseboards and framing), railroads crossties (sleepers), flooring, decking, piers, musical instruments, tool handles, turnery and many other applications.
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