Exotic wood from South America, also called Brazilian oak. The creamy yellowish-grey color, ease of processing and lack of tendency to warp and cracking predispose this material for indoor applications.
1. Name and family.
- The international name: Tauarii
- Latin name: Couratati app.
- Family: Lecythidaceae
2. Occurrence - trade name - availability.
- Occurrence: Tropical South America
- Main trade names: Brazil - Tauari, Imbirema
Guyana - Wadara
Suriname - Ingipipa
Venezuela - Tabari, Tampipo
3. Description of the wood.
- Sapwood: imperceptible
- Tough: varies, white-creamy, white-pink, grey-white-yellowish
- Fibers: stacked straight
- Texture: tiny, imperceptible
4. Technical characteristics.
- weight of fresh (kg / m3): 850 - 950
- Specific weight at 12% (kg / m3) average: 620
- Tangential shrinkage (T%): 7.0
- Radial shrinkage (R%): 4.5
- compressive strength (N / mm2): 48
- Static bending (N / mm2): 96
- elasticity (N / mm2): 17700
- Sawing: easy (unpleasant smell during sawing damp wood)
the effect of blunting - moderate to severe (silicon)
- Drying: no significant risk, the risk of distortion minimal,
minimal risk of cracking
- Finishing General: without difficulties or special tools
- Bonding: good
- Nailing: holds on average
- Finishing: good
- Internal woodwork, furniture, lightweight construction, sports equipment, molds (profiles), lining, exterior carpentry (in preparation), scaffolding, produce boxes of boxes, toys, packaging.