The wood is light yellow to yellow brown, slightly veined. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight and the texture is medium. The grain is sometimes wavy in the periphery of logs. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.90 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is normal and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct. It dries slowly. Drying requires care (air drying under cover and end-coating). Drying defects mainly with backsawn. It is moderately stable.
Manil Montagne is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).
Manil Montagne can be used for several applications:
• interior: e.g. furniture, industrial or heavy flooring, sliced veneer
• exterior: e.g. panelling, bridges, joinery, sleepers, heavy carpentry
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||South and Central America|
Anani Da Terra Firme, Coronobo, Moronobo, Manil Peou, Manniballi, Bacuri De Anta, Morombo-Rai, Manil Montagne, Parcouri-manil, Matakkie,
Heavy carpentry, Exterior joinery, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Sleepers, Sliced veneer, Industrial or heavy flooring, Exterior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground),
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Typical colour:||Yellow Brown|
|Crushing strength:||68 (+/- 9) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,90 (+/- 0,05) |
|Stability:||Moderately stable |
|Static bending strength:||143 (+/- 15) MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class D - Durable|
|Fungi:||Class 1 - Very durable|
|Termites:||Class M - Moderately duarable|
|Treatability:||Class 3 - Poorly permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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