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Freshly cut, Massaranduba is fleshy coloured, darkening to greyish red-brown, dark red-brown or sometimes purple-brown. The heartwood can be clearly distinguishable from the 30-50 mm thick white to light brown sapwood. Massaranduba has no distinctive smell or taste.
Properties of this timber species
- Botanical name: Manilkara bidentata / Manilkara amazonica / Manilkara huberi / Manilkara spec. div.
- ATIBT name: Maçaranduba
- Massaranduba is listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 'Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications’
- Massaranduba quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D50 (NEN-EN 1912:2012)
- Hydraulic engineering works in pile worm-free areas, bridge decks, floors, sleepers and garden wood
- In addition, it is used for turned goods and billiard cues, knobs and handles, parquet floors and floorboards and for violin bows as a substitute for Pernambuco
- Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable) for Manilkara bidentata, class 2 (durable) for Manilkara huberi, class 3 (moderately durable) for Manilkara amazonica
- Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable)
- (850)-1050-(1200) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
- Fresh 1050-1350 kg/m3
source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk
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