Bahia

Scientific name: Hallea ciliata Leroy; H. Stipulosa O. Kuntze; H. Rubrostipulata Leroy

Geographic origin: Africa

Description

  • Sapwood and heartwood: pink beige to pink brown.
  • Fiber: straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
  • Grain: thin.
  • Defects: occasionally rotten core.

Capacity of being impregnated

 Impregnated to moderatly impregnated.

Mechanization

  • Sawing process: easy, except in the presence of silica, a situation that causesmfast usury of saws and irritating dust.
  • Drying process: medium-high speed. Little risk of deformation and crack formation.
  • Planing process: no difficulties, except in case of the mentioned silica.
  • Gluing process: no difficulties.
  • Nailing and screwing process: no difficulties.
  • Finish: no difficulties.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 560 kg/m3 semi-light wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.43 % stable wood.
- Relation between contractions 1.67 no tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 1.9 softwood.

Bahia

Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion 850 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 90,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to compression 410 kg/cm2.

Bahia

Observations

The trunks have usually small diameters, so it is difficult to obtain large planks widths.