Tatajuba

tatajuba

Scientific Name: Bagassa guianensis
Location: Northeastern South America
Dried Weight: 50lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,720lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,440lbf /in2

 

Tatajuba has a heartwood which is a bright yellow to golden yellow when freshly sawn. It will darken to a golden or reddish brown color when exposed to light. The sapwood is a pale yellow-white color. The grain is interlocked and has a medium uniform texture. The wood gives off a medium natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Tatajuba is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It has good workability and turns, glues, and finishes well.

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