SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bowdichia nitida Spruce – Leguminosae Papilionoidae

REGION: South America.

OTHER NAMES: Cutiuba, Macanaiba, Sapupira, Sucupira-Amarela, Sucupira-da-Mata, Sucupira-Pele-de-Sapo, Sucupira-Preta and Sucupira-Vermelha.

COLOR: Heartwood chocolate brown when freshly cut, becoming dark brown after drying. Light brown narrow stripes, giving a fibrous aspect to the wood. Sapwood narrow grayish or pinkish gray, clearly distinct from the heartwood.

GRAIN and TEXTURE: Grain slightly interlocked, texture medium to coarse, luster moderate.

ODOR: No distinctive odor.

DENSITY: Heavy wood, with density of 1,010 Kg/m³ at 12% MC and green density of 1,220 Kg/m³.

DRYING: Very difficult air-drying, with tendency for slight end checking and warping. Kiln-dries rapidly, with moderate tendency for medium checking and twisting.

WORKABILITY: Moderately difficult to work with tools. Good to saw, but difficult to plane due to interlocked grain. Easy to turn, with excellent finishing and with good screw-holding properties. Finishes well with varnish or polishing once the wood pores are properly filled with sealer.

DURABILITY: Durable and resistant to dry-wood fungi and termites. Low resistance to marine borers.

PRESERVATION: Sapwood easy preserved and heartwood not treatable with creosote or 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, furniture, musical instruments, tool handles, bridges, turnery and many other applications.

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