Also referred to as Pau Amarello (Portuguese for yellow wood) and is only found in Brazil. The wood is also sometimes sold as Brazilian Satinwood ewven though it is not a true satinwood,
Heartwood color ranges from pale to golden yellow, darkening only slightly with age. Sapwood is a pale yellow/white. Grain is usually straight, though some figured pieces may have wavy or interlocked grain. Fine uniform texture and a naturally high luster.
Yellowheart is normally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though it can be more difficult if interlocked or figured grain is present. Yellowheart also has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Glues and finishes well.
Flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, accents, and turned objects.
Thicknesses: 4/4" and 8/4"
Widths: 6" t0 22"
Lengths: 7' to 9'
Surfacing: Skip planed
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