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Andiroba Desenhada

- Carapa guianensis | Product Description and Details
andiroba desenhada

Origin:

Central and Latin America

Appearance:

The sapwood of andiroba is pink when freshly cut but quickly turns to a pale grayish-brown after exposure. The heartwood is reddish brown when freshly cut and dulls slightly in shade with age. The species has a straight and sometimes interlocked grain and is medium to somewhat coarse in texture.

Properties:

Andiroba is reported to have no odor, dries easily, and is has excellent dimensional stability characteristics.

Janka Hardness: 1220

As a flooring option andiroba is a hard and durable wood. This species is almost thirty-six percent harder than cedar, is just under one percent softer than either movingui or heart pine, it is roughly ninety-four percent as hard as red oak, roughly eighty-four percent as hard as hard maple, and is about two thirds as hard as either hickory or pecan.

Workability:

Andiroba is relatively easy to cut and shows only slight dulling effects on tools. The wood has tendency to split under nailing making pre-boring a necessity, however. Screws hold well with andiroba flooring. This species is reported to take stain and polish well.

Principal Uses:

Some of andiroba's uses include flooring, interior construction, cabinetry, veneer, furniture, and stairworks.


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