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Freshly cut, the heartwood of Angelim Vermelho is yellow-brown in colour, usually with streaks and often an orangey tint, darkening to a red-brown. The sapwood is pink and cannot always be differentiated clearly from the heartwood. When fresh and dry, Angelim Vermelho has a strikingly rancid (butyric) smell which disappears only after a long while.
Properties of this timber species
- Botanical name: Dinizia excelsa
- ATIBT name: Angelim Vermelho
- The wood can be used in similar situations as Azobé. One should be aware of the specific smell of Angelim Vermelho
- Heavy Construction work such as hydro-engineering, bridges and shipbuilding, dockwork, sheet piling, dragline mats, industrial flooring and workbenches
- Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
- Resistance to insects: Termites probably class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Marine borers class D in Northern European conditions, class M (moderately durable) in Southern European conditions
- Angelim Vermelho quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D40 (NEN-EN 338)
- (950)-1000-(1050) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
- Fresh 1450 kg/m3
- Angelim Vermelho has its own very distinct smell.
- When using Angelim Vermelho, one should be aware that when wet the wood can give off marks (so not for use with seating furniture!)
source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk
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