Tamarind

tamarind

Scientific Name: Tamarindus indica
Location: Tropical Africa
Dried Weight: 53lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,690lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,600lbf /in2

 

Tamarind has a heartwood with a deep reddish brown color, sometimes with a purplish hue and a sapwood with a pale yellow color. Splating and discolouration is very common in the sapwood. The grain is wavy and interlocked and it has a medium uniform texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Tamarind is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with on account of its high density and interlocked grain. It also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. The wood turns, glues, and finishes well.

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