Cedrelinga catenaeformis Ducke
cedrarana – cedro-branco – cedroarana – cedromara (RO) – cedrorama – taperibá-açu – tornillo
General Characteristics: heartwood pinkish gray not clearly demarcated from the lighter sapwood. Figure with dark vascular lines. Grain wavy, texture coarse, disagreeable odor when wet, disappearing when dried, without distinctive taste.
Density: light wood, with density at 12% moisture content of 520 kg/m3 and green density 900 kg/m3.
Drying: air-dries with no defects. Easy and relatively fast kiln-dry.
Workability: moderately easy to saw, plan, nail and screw. Finishes well. Rated as fair in steam bending characteristics.
Durability: moderately resistant to fungi and insects.
Preservation: heartwood and sapwood difficult to be preserved with water-borne preservative solutions, even with pressure-vacuum systems.
Uses: carpentry, boats, plywood, sliced veneers, boxes and crates, furniture and others.