Kurupayra Hardwood Technical Species Information
Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Kurupayra, Angico Hardwood Lumber
- Description: Kurupayra, coming from the same family as Pepperwood, is incredibly durable with one of the highest Janka hardness ratings of 3,840. The vibrant wood features a reddish brown heartwood with yellow tones. The warming fusion of the red-browns and yellow creates a cozy feeling in any room and goes particularly well with white decor.
- More Info: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3", 4" and 5". Please see our product catalog for more information.
- Other Names: Anadenanthera marocarpa, Redland Rose, Angico Preto, Cebil, Cebil Colorado, Curupay-atá
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Kurupayra, Angico Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications
- Janka Hardness: 3,840 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 29,290 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 1,050
- Color: Reddish-brown heartwood with near-black streaks, yellow-brown to light pink sapwood.
- Photosensitivity: Kurupayra is a photosensitive wood and will darken over time and exposure to light.
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
- Family: Leguminosae
- Tree Characteristics: The Kurupayra tree can reach a height of 80 feet. The diameter of its trunk is typically 2 to 3 feet.
- Geographic Area: Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay
- Texture: Fine and uniform
- Grain: Irregular and interlocked
- Durability Rating: Rated as very durable.
- Drying Characteristics: Dries slowly with slight warp and tendency to check and split during kiln drying.
- Working Characteristics: Rated as difficult to work, causing blunting on cutting edges.
- Applications: Flooring, railroad crossties, tool handles, heavy exterior construction
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