The wood is yellow, becoming lustrous brown with light. Ribbon like aspect on quartersawn. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked
and the texture is medium. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.69 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is high and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. It is sometimes difficult to obtain a smooth surface due to interlocked grain. Keep sharp
tools. Nailing is good and gluing is correct. Guariuba dries normal. Risks of end checking on quartersawn during kiln drying.
Guariuba is moderately durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood
demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).
Guariuba can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. high class furniture, stairs, panelling, flooring, veneer
• exterior: e.g. wood frame house, bridges, panelling
Can be used as substitute for Marple (Acer spp.), Birch (Betula spp.) or Boxwood(Buxus spp.).
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||South and Central America|
Guariuba, Oiticica Amarela, Murure, Mashonaste, Oiticica, Mata Palo, Aji, Pituca, Turupay Amarillo, Oiticica Da Mata, Motal Bobo, Capinuri,
Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Interior panelling, Moulding, Stairs (inside), Vehicle or container flooring, Open boats, Exterior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Wood frame house, Interior joinery, Flooring, Sliced veneer, Glued laminated, Tool handles (resilient woods), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground),
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Interlocked Grain:||Marked but not frequent|
|Crushing strength:||68 (+/- 7) MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,69 (+/- 0,05) |
|Stability:||Moderately stable to stable |
|Static bending strength:||105 (+/- 14) MPa|
Note: According to Dutch research NVN-ENV 807*, Guariuba qualifies as durability class 1- very durable – when it comes to soil contact.
* “Wood preservatives - Determination of the effectiveness against soft rotting micro-fungi and other soil inhabiting micro-organisms”
|Dry wood borers:||Class D - Durable|
|Fungi:||Class 3 - Moderately durable|
|Termites:||Class D - Durable|
|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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