Trattinnickia burserifolia Mart., Burseraceae
Almesclão, amescla, breu, breu-preto, breu-sucuruba, breu-sucuuba, mangue, mescla, mulcegueira, sucuruba, sucurubeira.
Heartwood and sapwood distinct by color, beige-pinkish or yellowish-beige heartwood; imperceptible smell and taste; low density; moderately hard; right or irregularly shaped; medium texture; irregularly glossy surface; slightly different growth layers bounded by slightly darker fibrous areas.
Not durable to rotting fungi. Heartwood with difficult preservation with partial penetration and peripheral in process under pressure (retention of oil-soluble preservative below 100 kg / m3). Sapwood moderately easy to preserve, with full and uniform penetration of preservatives in the process (retention of oil-soluble preservative between 200 kg/m3 and 300 kg/m3).
The Amescla Wood is easy to saw, moderately easy to surface with rough radial surfaces. Receives finishing from regular to excellent. Drying in oven is fast, with tendency to moderate to strong cracks, moderate cupping and twisting.
Mass Density – Apparent at 12% humidity: 520 kg/m³ Green wood: 955 kg/m³ Basic: 440 kg/m³
Shrinkage – Radial: 5.1% / Tangential: 7.2% / Volumetric 11.8%
• Internal lightweight, general utility: shoe molding, trimmings, baseboards, linings, wainscoting
• General utility: standard furniture, internal parts of furniture including those decorative
• Decorative Laminates
• Sporting goods and toys