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Sawn timber

Cumaru

Cumaru’s heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguishable from each other. The sapwood is light yellow, the heartwood yellow-brown to red-brown, usually with yellow-red veins. Cumaru feels slightly oily and when freshly cut has a faintly vanilla smell and tastes like rancid oil.

Cumaru

Properties of this timber species

General

Botanical name:Dipteryx odorata /
Dipteryx alata /
Dipteryx spec. div. /
Taraleaoppostifolia
ATIBT name:Cumaru

Uses

Heavy durable structures, sheet piling, noise barriers, bridge and jetty decks, industrial flooring, street furniture, outdoor panelling, veneer and turned goods.
In the countries of origin, it is used for chopping blocks and bats.

Durability

Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable) Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Anobium (woodworm) class D, Hylotrupes (old-house borer) class D

Density

(850)-1050-(1200) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

Cumaru

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