Quebracho

quebracho

Scientific Name: Schinopsis spp.
Location: tropical South America
Dried Weight: 77lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 4,570lbf
Crushing Strength: 12,080lbf /in2

 

Quebracho has a heartwood that is a light to medium reddish brown color, sometimes with darker blackish streaks. The wood will darken upon prolonged exposure to light. The sapwood is a pale yellow color. The grain is irregular, roey, and interlocked and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Quebracho is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its density and irregular grain. It also has a high cutting resistance and blunting effect. The wood turns and finishes well, as well it is able to take a high natural polish.

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