paorosa

Pao Rosa

Family: CESALPINIACEAE
Scientific name: Swartzia fistuloïdes
Pilot name: Pao Rosa

END USES

Sliced veneer / Cabinetwork / Resistant to acids

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Light red
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 1,02 0,04
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,66% 0,05%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 6,2%
(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: Slight risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: High risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Difficult
Peeling: Not recommended
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

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