CEREJEIRA

cerejeira> BOTANICAL NAMES
Torresea acreana. It belongs to the family of Leguminosae Papilionatae.

> 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.

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