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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood varies from pale yellowish-brown to pale olive-brown streaked with olive green, dark gray, or pinkish-brown & when mineral stained, streaks of steel blue. Grain is usually straight, regular, fine texture.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America (Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAME: Centrolobium spp
WORKING PROPERTIES: Easy to work with hand & power tools & can be planed to a very smooth finish. Nailed, screwed & glued joints hold perfectly & it can be stained, polished or painted & holds hard enamels.
USES: Pattern making, musical instruments, carving, cabinetmaking, interior fittings, light construction, interior trim for boats, toys, doors. It is also used for plywood & core stock. Selected logs are sliced for veneers.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2200