Canary Wood

Scientific Name

Centrolobium Microchaete

Distribution Area

Semideciduos forests. Departments of La Paz and Santa Cruz

Tree Description

Tree Top

Medium size and irregular shape, with composite leaves

Trunk

Trunk with prominent buttresses, commercial heights up to 30 m

Bark

Light gray Color

General Characteristics

Sapwood Color

Yellowish

Odor

Peculiar, similar to roble

Luster

Medium to bright

Striped

Dark

Hearthwood Color

Red orange

Taste

Indistinct

Grain

Straight to irregular

Texture

Fine to medium

Physical Properties

Basic Density

0,58 g/cm3

Density

(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) 0,74 g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage

4 %

Tangential Shrinkage

6,2 %

Volumetric Shrinkage

10,2 %

Rate T/R

T/R 1,6

Mechanical Resistance

Modulus of Elasticity

100 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture

1520 Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel tp Grain

690 Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed

120 Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness

1093 Kg

Impact Bending

3,34 Kg-m

Technical Conditions for Processing

Machining

Easy machining . Good finishing.

Preservation

Rather permeable

Natural Durability

Durable, when not in soil contact

Drying

A moderate kiln schedule is recommended.

End Users

Furniture, Flooring, Decorative Veneer