The large trees attain diameters up to 110 cm and heights up to 40 m. The clear bole length is about 18-24 m long.
The heartwood is brown to reddish brown sometimes with a little pinkish shade. Very remarkable is the decorative silver figure. It shows a pattern of small spots on the quarter sawn surface. The sapwood is a few cm wide and easy to distinguish. Freshly sawn timber has an unpleasant smell, which disappears completely over time. The grain is straight, sometimes irregular. Louro faia has a
Machining goes well, with a fairly smooth surface. Pre-drilling is recommended. Positive experience with finishing and gluing for interior uses are available. The timber dries relatively easy with few defects.
Louro faia is used for a wide range of applications:
• Interior: e.g. flooring, furniture, carpentry, exclusive yacht interiors, inlays
• Exterior: e.g. decking, poles, sheet piling, constructions, garden fences
(Description and species picture by Precious Woods)
|Origin:||South and Central America|