assamela

Assamela

Family: FABACEAE
Scientific name: Pericopsis elata / Afrormosia elata
Pilot Names: Assamela, Afrormosia

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Moulding / Furniture, components / Flooring / Interior joinery / Ship building / Exterior joinery / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Exterior panelling

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Yellow brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,74 0,07
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,50% 0,50%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 5,9% 0,9%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Very durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Durable
Use class: Class 4 – In ground or fresh water contact

DRYING

Drying rate: Slow
Risk of distortion: Sligth risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: Sligth risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Difficult
Peeling: Not recommended
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good (pre-boring)
Gluing: Correct