Arariba (Centrolobium tomentosum)


Common Names: Canarywood, Canary


Distribution: South America (from Panama down to Southern Brazil)


Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout. Pale yellow sapwood is sharply demarcated from heartwood.


Janka Hardness: 1,520 lbf


Density: 4.34 lb/b.f.

Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 2.4%

Tangential (width): 5.6%,

Volumetric (total): 8.4%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.3


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Arariba


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Flooring, veneers, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, turned items.


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