Grade Tab:- FAS – (First and Seconds).
Joinery – Interior, Furniture, Flooring, Decking, Joinery – Exterior, Cladding
South & Central America
620 – 660 kg/m3
The wood is somewhat below average in strength properties for tropical hardwoods
The timber is slow to dry and drying requires care to prevent development of distortion and checking. Thick sections tend to remain green in the centre for a considerable time. There is a risk of case hardening if large sections are dried too quickly
14% – 16% (+/- 2%)
Easy – The weathering characteristics are very good, there being little loss of surface smoothness, and remarkably little warping or surface checking in unpainted wood exposed to the elements