Copaiba

Source

FSC® copaiba is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Amazon region of Brazil. The trees attain diameters up to 80 cm, with a few centimeters wide sapwood. Some extractives from this tree are used for medicinal applications.

 

Appearance

The color of the heartwood is beige brown, darkening to red-brown. The dark veins give it a lively appearance. The pale grey sapwood is sharply demarcated. Copaiba contains a dark resin which can easy extract. The grain is mainly straight and the texture is medium coarse.

 

Processing properties

Machining goes well, with a smooth result. Gluing and finishing is reported to be good. Drying goes quickly without many defects.

 

Application

Copaiba can be used for interior uses like furniture (decorative pattern). It can also be used for exterior applications, but the risk of extraction has to be taken into account.

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