Camphor

camphor

Scientific Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Location: Southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 33lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 950lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,820lbf /in2

 

Camphor is highly variable in color, it is dependent on species, but it is generally a light brown color. The sap wood is paler than the heartwood. The grain is straight, interlocked, and/or wavy. The wood has a uniform medium texture and gives off a high natural lustre with a slight greasy feeling. The end grain is semi-ring-porous or diffuse-porous. The moderate density of Camphor makes it easy to shape and machine. The wood itself glues and finishes well.

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