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Itauba Hardwood Decking
Commercial Name: Itauba
Itauba abacate (avocado), itauba amarela (yellow), itauba grande (big), itauba preta (black), itauba verdadeira (true),
itauba vermelha (red), louro itauba.
Brazil: States of the Amazon Region, Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia.
Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam
Basic characteristics: Greenish yellow heartwood when freshly cut, becoming dark greenish brown; slightly sweet
pleasant odor, imperceptible taste; high density; wavy or crossed grain; medium texture; medium density.
Natural durability: Itauba is considered to be of high resistance to the attack of termites, decay fungi and marien
borers. Experiment in marine environment showed the wood to be moderately resistant to marine borers.
Working properties: Itauba is moderately difficult to be worked with machine and hand tools, due to the the presence of silica. The wood finishes well.
Drying: Air drying is slow and difficult, although serious defects are not frequent. Kiln drying is slow and difficult; the wood is prone to splitting and moderate warp.
Apparent density at 15%
Moisture content: 960 kg/m3
Basic: 800 kg/m3
Shrinkage (green to 15% m.c.):
Radial: 2.3 %
Green wood: 1177 kg/cm2
Wood at 15% m.c.: 1290 kg/cm2
Modulus of elasticity:
Green wood: 16707 kg/cm2
Civil Construction - Light Frames & External, decking
Heavy Marine, External and Internal
Floors - Domestic
Furniture - High Quality
Shipping - Decks, Backs, Keels, Caverns
Veneers and Plywoods
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and Toys, Decoration and Ornaments
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