The wood is yellow brown, scent similar to vanilla and the wood is sometimes veined. It does not have clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.59 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is normal and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good and gluing is correct. Cerejeira dries slowly. There is a tendency to distortion and important risk of casehardening for thickness > 50 mm.
Cerejeira is moderately durable to fungi and is susceptible to dry wood borers; sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood).
Cerejeira can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, interior joinery, paneling, veneer, sculpture, sliced veneer, moulding, high class furniture, light carpentry
• exterior: e.g. joinery, wood frame house
Filling is recommended.
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||South and Central America|
Palo Trebol, Soryoko, Cerejeira, Imburana, Roble Del Pais, Amburana, Cumaru De Cheiro, Ishpingo,
Amburana cearensis, Torresea cearensis,
Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Sculpture, Exterior joinery, Light carpentry, Cooperage, Blockboard, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Wood frame house,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Sapwood:||Not clearly demarcated|
|Typical colour:||Yellow Brown|
|Crushing strength:||45 (+/- 5) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,59 (+/- 0,06) |
|Static bending strength:||73 (+/- 10) MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Fungi:||Class 3 - Moderately durable|
|Termites:||Class M - Moderately duarable|
|Treatability:||Class 2 - Moderately permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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