> TRADE NAMES
This wood is known with the name of Cerejeira.
> ORIGINAL NAMES
Cerejeira Cumaru de cheiro – Brazil
Palo trebol, Roble de pais – Argentina
> GROWTH AREA
This wood comes from the Central America, mainly from Amazonian and Argentina.
> TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
It is a very heavy wood, fat and hard, with a quite fine and regular texture. Sapwood and heartwood are not clearly distinguished: the sapwood is slightly clearer than heartwood which is yellowish tending to orange.
> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
At 12% of moisture content, it has a specific weight of 600 Kg/m3.
> DRYING METHOD
The tendency to checking and warping is marked in this species of wood, so it must be slowly dried.
> MAIN USES AND WORKING
It is hard to work but it is however possible to obtain smooth surfaces during the polishing process. Even if it is not a very durable wood it is mainly used for architectural woodwork, carpentry works, frames, furniture and carvings.