Cedrela spp., Meliaceae
Cedro, cedro-amargo, cedro-amargoso, cedro-batata, cedro-branco, cedro-cheiroso, cedro-do-amazonas, cedro-manso, cedro-verdadeiro and cedro-vermelho.
Heartwood and sapwood differentiated by color, pink-beige heartwood; glossy surface; smell perceptible, pleasant and characteristic, slightly bitter taste; low density; right grain; medium to thick texture.
Natural durability: cedro-rosa wood presents moderate durability to the attack of xylophagous organisms (fungi and insects). There is a variation to the durability of the heartwood, some species are resistant to the attack of subterranean termites and termites of dry wood, others are very susceptible to the attack by these organisms. It has low resistance to attack by marine xylophages. Study found that the durability of this wood is less than 12 years of service in contact with the soil. Treatability: the heartwood presents low permeability to preservative solutions. The sapwood is permeable.
Workability: cedro-rosa wood is easy to plan, serrate, sand, sanding, brading, gluing and turning. It has a good finish, in some cases resin exudation may occur. Drying: air-drying is fast with little occurrence of defects. Drying in oven is easy, with no warpage or cracking occurring.
Mass Density – Apparent at 15% humidity: 530 kg/m³ / Basic: 440 kg/m³
Shrinkage – Radial: 4.0% / Tangential 6.2% / Volumetric 11.6%
• Lightweight in frames: doors, shutters, frames
• Internal lightweight, decorative: wainscoting, panels, frames, linings, linings
• High quality: fine furniture, decorative furniture
• Frames for paintings
• Molds and patterns
• Decoration and adornment (sculpture and notch)
• Decoration and adornment
• Musical instruments or part of them
• Vessels (roofs, floors, linings)