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Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Can vary from light yellowish tan with green overtones to almost blackish brown; exhibits a large range of coloration when freshly milled; darkens over time to medium to dark brown.
Grain: Fine to medium, straight to very irregular.
Sawing/Machining: Difficult, especially with hand tools.
Sanding: Difficult. This wood is dense and oily. Scratches are easily seen – each sanding must carefully remove the scratches from the previous cut, or sanding marks will be visible in the finish.
Nailing: Pre-drilling and hand-nailing may be preferred.
Finishing: Test all products before using them on the actual floor. Oil-modified finish will require a lengthy dry time.
Comments Often used as a decking material. Has been known to cause contact dermatitis. Origin: South America
Hardness/Janka: Janka:3680; (185% harder than Northern Red Oak).
Dimensional Stability: Average (8.0; 7% more stable than Northern red oak).