Massaranduba

Grade Overview:- Selects and Better, Standard and Better.

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Manilkara bidentata, Manilkara spp
DENSITY 1050 kg/m3
DISTRIBUTION The trees are native to the West Indies, Central America, and northern South America
DRYING Generally reported to be difficult to dry, tending to develop severe checking, warp and case hardening, and requiring .care in piling to assure a slow rate of drying. However, reports from Puerto Rico state that 25mm lumber was air dried to 19 per cent moisture content in four months with only a small amount of degrade in the form of very slight cup, crook and bow, and without apparent surface checking
DURABILITY Very durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS FSC
MOISTURE CONTENT AD 25%
ORIGIN South & Central America
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Similar or superior to greenheart in bending strength, shock resistance, hardness, shear and in across-the-grain properties of compression and tension, but slightly weaker than greenheart in compression parallel to the grain (crushing strength) and in elastic resilience in bending, and quite inferior in stiffness.
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month
STORAGE ADVICE Outside
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Decking, Flooring, Heavy structural use, Marine or freshwater construction
WORKING QUALITIES Medium to easy - Moderately easy to work despite its high density. It machines and finishes to a very smooth surface. The wood takes a fine polish and has the appearance of walnut. Gluing requires special care because of the wood's resistance to absorption of moisture.

Massaranduba

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
AD FSC Selects and Better (Massaranduba)
80 x 155mm H0006499 Y FSC
50 x 155mm H0004021 Y FSC
33 x 155mm H0006045 Y FSC
26 x 155mm H0006183 Y FSC