bosse

Bosse

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Guarea cedrata
Pilot Name: Bossé

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Flooring / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Ship building / Exterior joinery / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Exterior panelling / Light carpentry

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Pinkish brown
Sapwood: Not clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,63 0,03
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,45% 0,06%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 6,8% 0,7%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Susceptible
Use class: Class 3 – Outside

DRYING

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

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct