lati

Lati

Family: FABACEAE
Scientific name: Amphimas ferrugineus / Amphimas pterocarpoides
Pilot Name: Lati

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Wood frame house / Interior joinery / Boxes and crates / Moulding / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Yellow brown
Sapwood: Not clearly demarcated
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,82 0,06
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,69% 0,05%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 10,8% 0,9%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Moderately durable
Dry wood borers: Susceptible
Termites: Moderately durable
Use class: Class 2 – Inside or under cover

DRYING

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

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Quite easy
Peeling: Not recommended
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

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