Amendoim Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Amendoim Hardwood Lumber


  • Description: With its lustrous appearance, Amendoim is a rich, deep collection of reddish-brown and tan hues that draw the eye in and keep it there. Amendoim hardwood's yellow-brown tones combine with the wood's luster and wavy grain to create its inherent visual warmth.
  • More Info: We specialize in both unfinished Amedoim hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Amendoim hardwood flooring is available in widths of 3", 4" and 5". Nova maintains prefinished Amendoim flooring in inventory on both west and east coasts.
  • Other Names: Pterogyne nitens, Ajunao, Guiaro, Ibiraro, Pau Fava, Viraro
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Amendoim Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 1,340 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 13,800 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,030 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 800
  • Color: Amendoim hardwood is reddish-brown heartwood with dark striping, yellowish-brown sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: The color of Amendoim will darken over time.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Amendoim tree can grow to over 100 feet with widths reaching a maximum of 4 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
  • Texture: Amendoim texture is medium to fine.
  • Grain: Interlocked
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Durability Rating: Amendoim hardwood is rated as fairly durable.
  • Drying Characteristics: Amendoim hardwood is dimensionally very stable after kiln drying but requires care during the drying process.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work and finishes smoothly.
  • Applications: Flooring, turnery, cabinets, fine furniture
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