Tarara, Canary Wood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for CanaryWwood, Tarara Amarilla Hardwood Lumber

Canary Wood, Tarara Amarilla

  • Description: Tarara wood is a colorful exotic located in the forests of Brazil and Bolivia. Its heartwood color can be bright yellow to orange with long distinctive streaks of purple, red, and black. Tarara is durable and hard, but also rated as easy to work with, which is why, combined with its inherent attractiveness, it is often a choice for furniture makers. It's grain is irregular and interlocked, and has a lustrous surface with a medium and uniform texture.
  • 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: Centrolobium microchaete, Canary Wood
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Canary Wood, Tarara Amarilla Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 1,860 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 18,000 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,130 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 700
  • Color: Bright yellow to orange heartwood with streaks of dark purple/black.
  • Photosensitivity: Tarara will darken very slightly over time. The stronger yellows will mellow towards tans and browns.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 4.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.0 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Tarara tree can grow up to 100 feet high
  • Geographic Area: Panama, Brazil, Paraguay
  • Texture: Medium and uniform
  • Grain: Irregular and interlocked
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Durability Rating: Good durability rating.
  • Drying Characteristics: Moderate
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work with, finishes smoothly.
  • Applications: Flooring, railroad crossties, heavy construction, furniture, veneers
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