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DESCRIPTION: This lightweight pinkish-tan wood works easily & has a generally straight grain & a medium to high natural luster. Poor-mans Mahogany. Brazillian specie--the wood has a very yellow coloring & is similar to Purple Heart but not quite as dense..
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South American; Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam ,Venezuela & the Amazon region of northern Brazil. It grows in some of the southern West Indies from Guadeloupe to Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago.
BOTANICAL NAME: Virola Surinamensis
WORKING PROPERTIES: Works easily & very satisfactorily. It nails screws & glues well & can be stained without difficulty to resemble mahogany fairly well; it gives satisfactory results in polishing & varnishing.
USES: Mouldings, furniture, plywood & cigar boxes. The wood has a very yellow coloring and is similar to Purple Heart but not quite as dense.
JANKA HARDNESS: 450-640