Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Canarywood (Centrolobium Spp.)

Status: Secure and available.

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Found in South America, these members of the Fabaceae family (Centrolobium) can grow to 100 feet in height and 2-3 feet in diameter. .

Color varies from pale yellow to orangish and darker reddish brown, usually with streak of each throughout.

Medium texture, machines well and turns well. Some tearout can occur.  Specific Gravity: .65-.79. Avg. Dry Weight:  50 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Fine Furniture, cabinetry, construction.


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