Scientific Name: Pterogyne nitens
Location: southern South America
Dried Weight: 50lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,755lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,500lbf /in2


Amendoim has a heartwood that is light to medium reddish brown, which darkens with age. The sapwood is a pale yellowish brown. Amendoim has a medium texture, straight to interlocked grain, and a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous with medium sized pores. The wood is moderately durable to decay. Amendoim is fairly easy to work with, even though it has a slight blunting effect on cutters. It turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.