Dinizia excelsa Ducke
Angelim, angelim-falso, angelim-ferro, angelim-pedra, angelim-pedra-verdadeiro, faveira-carvão, faveira-dura, faveira-ferro and faveira-grande.
Heartwood and sapwood distinguished by color, reddish brown; moderate brightness; unpleasant smell and imperceptible taste; high density; hard to cut; grain right to irregular; medium to thick texture; slightly glossy surface.
Natural durability: the heartwood is highly resistant to attack by xylophagous organisms (fungi and insects). In field trials with stakes in contact with soil, this wood was considered highly durable with an average life of more than eight years.
Treatability: impermeable to preservative solutions. Heartwood is not treatable with creosote (soluble oil) or with CCA (water soluble) even under a pressure process.
Workability: The wood angelim-vermelho is difficult to work, but gets a good finish. The wood is easy to turn with a good finish and it presents regular performance in the drilling process.
Drying: fast in more severe programs. Has moderate tendency to twist and lead to collapse; dries relatively well in the air.
Mass Density – Apparent at 15% humidity: 1090 kg/m3 / Basic: 830 kg/m3
Shrinkage – Radial: 4.2% / Tangential 6.6% / Volumetric: 14.6%
• Internal heavyweight: beams, rafters
• External lightweight: protrusions, scaffolding
• Internal lightweight frames, doors, shutters, frames
• Internal lightweight decorative: linings, wainscoting
• Internal lightweight structural: secondary parts of structures, slats
• Temporary use: frames for concrete
• General utility: standard furniture
• Cables for cutlery
• Decorative Laminates