Scientific name:
Lovoa trichiiloides Harms
Geographic origin:
  • Sap: Between whitish and yellowish
  • Heartwood: Pink salmon sometimes with veins of a greenish brown
  • Fiber: Usually straight sometimes with counter thread
  • Grain: Coarse
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Capacity of being impregnated
  • Sapwood: medium capacity of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: nearly no capable of being impregnated.
Mechanical properties
  • Resistance to static flexion 1035 kg / cm2
  • Modulus of elasticity 118000 kg / cm2
  • Compressive strength 551 kg / cm2
  • Sawing: No problems, except possible dust irritation
  • Drying: Medium to fast speed. Small risks of deformation and damage
  • Brushing: No problems except the rebound that produces the pieces with the interlaced fiber and the indicated with the powder
  • Gluing: Satisfactory, especially with vinyl glues
  • Nailing and screwing: No difficulty
  • Finishing: No difficulties
Physical properties
  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 570 to 690 kg / m3 semi-light wood
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Coefficient of volumetric shrinkage 0.55% stable wood
  • - Relationship between contractions 1.61 without tendency to deform
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2,2 softwood