Guanacaste

guanacaste

Scientific Name: Enterolobium cyclocarpum
Location: Central America
Dried Weight: 27lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 470lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,400lbf /in2

 

Guanacaste has a heartwood that is light to medium brown in color and a sapwood that is pale yellow in color. The grain is slightly interlocked and it has a very coarse texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Guanacaste is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with and glues and finishes well.

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