The Mora Family

yellow-merantiMora

Scientific Name: Mora excelsa
Location: northeastern South America
Dried Weight: 63lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,300lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

Mora has a heartwood that is light to medium reddish brown in color. It has a wide pale yellow-brown sapwood. The grain is straight to interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Mora is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters.

 

moraGuatemalan Mora

Scientific Name: Inga spp.
Location: Guatemala
Dried Weight: 57lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,380lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,700lbf /in2

Guatemalan Mora is a Guatemalan variant of Argentine Osage Orange. It has a light to medium reddish brown color, with light and dark streaks. The grain is straight to interlock and it has a fine to medium texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is rated as very durable in regards to decay. The wood is difficult to work with due to its hardness and density. The wood turns, glues, stains, and finishes well.

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