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DESCRIPTION: Other name is Brazilian Walnut. Color ranges from a yellowish tone or olive all the way to chocolate brown. Sapwood is in contrast to the heartwood because it tends be be grayish in color. This is a lustrous wood that features a fine texture. The grain ranges between straight & curly or wavy. One of the most important commercial species in Brazil.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America (Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAME: Phoebe porosa
WORKING PROPERTIES: Saws & machines satisfactorily. It also takes stains & finishes quite well. This lumber is quite hard & dense. Commonly noted for its resistance to marring, denting & wear. Its also known for its resistance to decay.
USES: Outdoor Decking, flooring, cogs & shafts, tool handles, bearings, turnery. A substitute for lignum vitae.
JANKA HARDNESS: 950