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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is yellow in color when freshly cut & sometimes striped brown. With exposure to light, it turns to a reddish or dark brown, often with a striking golden sheen. Sapwood is pale yellow to white in color. Interlocked grain, with strong grain slope & the texture is moderately coarse.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guyana.
BOTANICAL NAME: Bagassa guianensis Aubl., B. tiliaefolia R. Benoist.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Good. Easily sawn but slow-going. Close attention should be paid when milling grooves or deep boring due to possible splintering.
USES: Same as for Iroko, but Tatajuba is less stable: frames, windows, stairs, doors, wall cladding, parquet, interior woodwork, furniture, hulls, frames & yacht woodwork.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2200