Cambara Hardwood Technical Species Information
Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Cambara Mahogany Hardwood Lumber
- Description: Cambara is a medium density wood from South America. More than just resilient, Cambara's medium luster and light reddish-brown heartwood make it a beautiful choice. Virtually knot-free, Cambara's close, straight grain gives it a pleasing uniform appearance. Cambara's natural durability often makes it a frequent choice for deckingl. With its agreeable tones, Cambara makes for a very decoratively versatile paneling or ceiling able to accompany a variety of colors schemes and furnishing styles.
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- Other Names: Erisma uncinatum, Mahogany, Jaboty, Quarubarana, Mureillo, Cedrinho, Mureillo
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Cambara Mahogany Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications
- Janka Hardness: 860 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 12,800 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,640 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 650
- Color: Heartwood is brownish-yellow with some grey and orange tones. Sapwood is primarily white with some yellow.
- Photosensitivity: Moderate
- Tangential Shrinkage: 9.1%
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.2%
- Family: Vochysiaceae
- Tree Characteristics:
- Geographic Area: Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil
- Texture: Fine to medium
- Grain: Straight and even
- Luster: Low
- Durability Rating: Rated as durable
- Drying Characteristics: Rated as moderately difficult to difficult, with slight risk of checking.
- Working Characteristics: Rated as somewhat difficult to work.
- Applications: Decking, furniture, moldings, plywood
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