Species: Cedro


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Cedro
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Cedro, Ceder, Cedrat, Cigarbox,
Scientific name(s)
Cedrela odorata, Cedrela fissilis,
Typical use
Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Cigar boxes, Current furniture or furniture components, Glued laminated, Exterior joinery, Ship building (planking and deck), Fiber or paticle boards, Moulding, Formwork, Seats, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Boxes and crates, Musical instuments, Shingles, Sculpture, Wood-ware,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:38 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,46 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:62 (+/- 12) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or not permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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