Grapia

Scientific name: Apuleia molaris

Geographic origin: Central America.

Description

Wood colour changes from yellowish to golden brown.

Capacity of being impregnated

  • Heartwood: low capacity of being impregnated.
  • Sapwood: slighty capable of being impregnated.

Mechanization

  • Sawing process: ordinary problems due to hardness.

Physical properties

  • Apparent density at 12% humidity: 880 kg/m3. heavy wood.
  • Hardness (Chaláis Meudon) 7.8. very hard wood.

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Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion: 1,820 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module: 129,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to parallel compression 644 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to parallel traction: 1,150 kg/cm2.

Grapia

Observations

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