Bahia

  • Hallea ciliata Leroy; H. Stipulosa O. Kuntze; H. Rubrostipulata Leroy
  • English: Bahia, Abura; Elelon
  • Africa

Description

&;8226; Sapwood and heartwood: pink beige to pink brown.
&;8226; Fiber: straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
&;8226; Grain: thin.
&;8226; Defects: occasionally rotten core.

Applications

&;8226; Interior furniture and cabinet work. Carved and turned pieces.
&;8226; Interior carpentry, doors, paneling, molding, baseboad, friezes.
&;8226; Decorative panels and plywood board.

Capacity of being impregnated

 Impregnated to moderatly impregnated.

Mechanization

&;8226; Sawing process: easy, except in the presence of silica, a situation that causesmfast usury of saws and irritating dust.
&;8226; Drying process: medium-high speed. Little risk of deformation and crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process: no difficulties, except in case of the mentioned silica.
&;8226; Gluing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; 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.

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 850 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 90,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 410 kg/cm2.

Observations

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

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