Louro Preto


Scientific Name: Cordia spp.
Location: Tropical Americas, southward to Brazil
Dried Weight: 59lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,270lbf /in2

Louro Preto has a heartwood that is a medium brown color with a reddish cast, which will darken with age. The grain is straight or irregular and it has a fine to medium texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Louro is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is only fair to work with because of its dulling effect on cutters. Precautions must be taken when gluing this oily tropical wood. It turns and finishes well.