Narra

narra

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus indicus
Location: southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 41lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,260lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,270lbf /in2

 

Narra has a heartwood that varies in color from a golden yellow to a reddish brown color. The sapwood is a pale yellow color. The grain is interlocked, but can be wavy sometimes. The wood has a uneven medium to coarse texture and gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. Narra is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with even though it has a moderate blunting effect. The wood turns, glues, and finishes well.

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