- GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: heartwood not distinguishable from the oatmeal colored or yellowish pale brown sapwood. Distinct growth rings, grain straight to interlocked, texture medium and luster moderate or lacking depending of the species.
- DENSITY: light wood, with density of P. multijuga at 12% moisture content of 440 kg/m3 and the green density of 1,090 kg/m3; density of P. oppositifolia at 12% moisture content of 500 kg/m3 and green density of 1,080 kg/m3 and density of P.paraensis at 12% moisture content of 520 kg/m3 and the green density of 1,010 kg/m3.
- DRYING: P. multijuga kiln-dries very rapidly, with moderate content cupping and twisting, when submitted to the drying schedule 1. P. oppositifolia kiln-dries rapidly, with slight tendency for medium cupping and springing, and pronounced end checking and twisting, when submitted tot he drying schedule 4. P. paraensis kiln-dries very rapidly, with moderate tendency for pronounced checking and twisting, when submitted tot he drying schedule 3.
- WORKABILITY: saw: easy to work; plane: easy to work, bad finishing; sand: easy to work, good excellent finishing; and bore: regular to work, bad finishing.
- DURABILITY: P multijuga presents low resistance to wood-degraders organisms. (20)
- PRESERVATION: P. oppositifolia and P. paraensis are easy to be preserved with creosote and CCA-A, with pressure-vaccum systems. P. multijuga is moderately difficult to be preserved even with pressure-vaccum systems.
- USES: framing, interior trim, wall partitions, furniture, plywood, boxes and crates, toys and others.