Cedrelinga cateniformis (Ducke) Ducke, Leguminosae
Cedrorana, cedrarana, cedar-white, cedroarana, cedromara, cedrorama and taperibá-açu.
Heartwood and sapwood indistinct by color, beige-pink; smell noticeable, unpleasant when the wood is wet and imperceptible after the dry wood; indistinct taste; low density; wavy grain; thick texture.
The cedro-amazonense wood presents moderate durability to the attack of rotting fungi and termites. A study carried out verified that the durability of this wood is less than 12 years of service in contact with the soil. Difficult to treat heartwood and sapwood with water-soluble preservatives, even under pressure treatment.
Cedro-amazonense wood is easy to plan, serrate, brad and screw. Receives a good finish. With correct stacking done indoors, drying is good and causes few cracking or warpage defects. Artificial drying needs attention and should be well controlled.
Mass Density – Apparent at 12% humidity: 520 kg/m³ Green wood: 900 kg/m³ Basic: 440 kg/m³
Shrinkage – Radial: 4.8% / Tangential 7.9% / Volumetric 11.8%
• Lightweight in frames: doors, shutters
• Internal lightweight structural: slats
• Internal lightweight, general utility: shoe molding, trims, skirtings
• Temporary use: frames for concrete
• General utility: standard furniture, internal parts of furniture including those decorative
• Decorative Laminates