Tamarindo (Dialium guianense)


Common names: Canillo, Jutahy, Ironwood, Paque, Guapaque, Palo Lacandon, Paleto, Comenegro, Hauso, Cacho, Huitillo, Jataí-Peba, Parajuba, Huitillo


Distribution : South America


Color/appearance : The heartwood is a coffee brown, often with red undertones, with a light grain and medium luster. It features interwoven lighter and darker grains.


Janka hardness: 1587 lbf


Density: 5.75 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 5.3%

Tangential (width): 8.5%,

Volumetric (total): 13.9%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/Toxicity:1 In addition to the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no other health reactions have been associated with Tamarindo


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses: Tamarindo is used for roof components, posts, beams, columns, decking, flooring, turnery, windows and doors, tool handles, garden furniture, crossties and outdoor cladding. Its tonal properties and rich brown hue make it a suitable wood for instrument components, including backs, sides, and fingerboards of guitars.


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