Imbuia

imbuya

Scientific Name: Ocotea porosa
Location: Southern Brazil
Dried Weight: 41lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 970lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,780lbf /in2

 

Imbuia has a color that is typically medium to dark brown, sometimes with reddish, golden, or olive-coloured cast. The sapwood has a light grayish yellow color. The grain is straight and it has a medium to fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Imbuia is rated as durable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well.

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