Canarywood

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:

Radial (thickness): 2.4%

Tangential (width): 5.6%,

Volumetric (total): 8.4%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.3

 

Allergies/Toxicity: 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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