|BOTANICAL NAMES||Mezilaurus itauba.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Lauraceae (angiosperm).|
|GROWTH AREA||This wood grows mainly in South America (Brazil, Venezuela).|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||Green 1070 kg/m³ – Dried 860 kg/m³.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES||The color of the wood varies from yellowish brown color to dark lustrous brown.
The sapwood is not well defined and has a color that tends to greenish-yellow.
The grain is straight while the texture is fine.
Itauba has a good resistance to fungi and termite attacks.
|DRYING METHOD||It should be carefully and slowly dried to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING||This wood can be work well without difficulties.
The use of hard metal tools is advised, since the wood contains Silica, causing a blunting effect.
The gluing and finishing properties are quite good.
Thanks to its favourable properties, Itauba can be used for both interior and exterior use such as: interior and exterior joinery, heavy carpentry, bridges, ship building, sleepers, sliced veneer, flooring, stairs and turned goods.
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