In Wood Species, Rough sawn


Cariniana legalis
Other names:
Castanha-de-macaco, castanha-vermelha, jequitibá-do-brejo, tauari-vermelho, matamatá-vermelho, taanuari, taauari, tanari and tauari.
General features:
Heartwood and sapwood distinguished, reddish-brown heartwood, glossy gloss, imperceptible odor and taste, medium density, soft to cut, right grain, medium texture.
Durability and Treatment:
Natural durability: The jequitibá-rosa wood presents low natural resistance to attack by xylophagous organisms (fungi and insects).
Treatability: The jequitibá-rosa wood is very permeable to preservative solutions, which makes it easily treatable by impregnation.
Processing Characteristics:
Workability: the jequitibá-rosa wood presents excellent behavior regarding the surface finish, accepting brad, except in the corners.
Drying: Drying in oven takes place very fast, showing tendency to surface cracks, recessing, twisting and bending. It presents moderate tendency to collapse and arching, and has top cracks.
Physical properties

Mass Density – Apparent at 12% humidity: 680 kg/m3 / Basic: 580 kg/m3 / Dry: 670 kg/m3
Shrinkage – Radial: 5.12% / Tangential: 8.07% / Volumetric: 13.95%


• External lightweight: rafters, frames, linings, slats, battens
• Internal lightweight, structural: boards, props, slats, rafters
• Internal lightweight, general utility: Shoe molding, linings, linings, baseboards

Other uses:
• Ships (keels, decks, sides and more)
• Plywood plates
• Doors and windows
• Tool Cables
• Cutlery
• Packaging (boxes, crates, pallets)

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