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Amendoim:

Scientific Name:
Pterogyne nitens

Other Names and Species:
Ybyraro

 

Wood Species List

African Padauk
Amendoim
American Black Walnut
Black Cherry
Bolivian Rosewood
Bubinga
Cabreuva
Cumaru
Goncola Alves
Ipe
Jatoba
Merbau
Sapele
Wenge
White Oak
Zebrawood


 

Origin:
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

Appearance:
The heartwood is warm, medium reddish tan/brown (similar to Mahogany). The grain is wavy in nature. The wood has a lustrous appearance, and is of a medium texture.

Amendoimís color darkens with exposure to light. Color stabilizes approximately three months after installation.

Properties:
Amendoim is very hard and durable, with a bending strength much greater than that of Mahogany. It has moderate resistance to decay when not chemically treated. The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to be odorless. Amendoim is a dimensionally stable wood flooring species.

Janka Hardness: 1912
As a flooring option, amendoim's hardness is roughly twice that of black walnut or teak, nearly fifty percent harder than red oak, forty percent harder than white oak, thirty percent harder than hard maple, almost identical to jarrah, and approaches santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.

Workability:
Amendoim has good machining qualities, and it sands well.

Principal Uses:
Amendoim's uses include hard wood flooring, cabinetry, furniture, and interior construction.  

 
 

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