Andiroba

andiroba

Scientific Name: Carapa spp.
Location: Central & South America
Dried Weight: 41lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,200lbf /in2

 

The heartwood of Andiroba tends to be a pale reddish brown, which will darken with age to a medium to dark brown. The sapwood is a lighter pink or pale brown color. Andiroba has a uniform fine to medium texture with a straight grain and medium natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous with medium sized pores. Andiroba is moderately durable to very durable when it comes to decay, but is susceptible to insect attacks. This wood is easy to work with but does have a moderate blunting effect. Andiroba glues, finishes, and turns well.

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