MANDIOQUEIRA - Qualea albiflora
  • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: light gray heartwood slightly distinct from the sapwood. Distinct growth rings, grains interlocked, texture medium, luster moderate and not distinctive odor.
  • DENSITY: medium density wood, with density at 12% moisture content of 680 kg/m3 and the green density of 1,140 kg/m3.
  • DRYING: air-dries well without defects. (16)
  • WORKABILITY: moderately hard to cut. Easily turned, allowing regular finishing with tendency to torn and fuzzy surface. Good gluing. (16)
  • DURABILITY: moderately resistant to dry-wood termites. (6)
  • PRESERVATION: no information available.
  • USES: civil and naval construction, furniture components, plywood, packaging and others.

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