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  • English name: Andiroba 
  • International Synonyms: Carapa / Royal Mahogany 
  • Scientific name: Carapa Guianensis 
  • Family: Meliaceae 
  • Origin: Africa 

Description of the Wood

  • Color: Brown pink to light red that darkens with light 
  • Grain: Interlocked and sometimes straight 
  • Texture: Fine 
  • Bright: High 
  • Banned: Straight, often interlaced half-light 
  • Odor: Not distinctive 
  • Taste: Not distinctive 

Description of the Wood

  • Natural durability: Media 
  • Workability: Good 
  • Use: Fine furniture, shipbuilding open, basic carpentry, etc. 

Physical and Mechanical properties

  • Basic Density: 570 Kg/m3 

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