Scientific name:
Mezilaurus Itauba Taub. Syn - Silvia navalium Fr All
Geographic origin:
South America (Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname)
• Sapwood: White beige.
• Heartwood: Beige yellow to dark brown shiny.
• Fiber: Straight, often intertwined.
• Grain: Fine.
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Capacity of being impregnated
Mechanical properties
• Resistance to static bending 1240 kg/cm2
• Modulus of elasticity 162 000 kg/cm2
• Compressive strength 620 kg/cm2
• Sawing: Easy, the saws are paraded very quickly and recommended to use the stylus.
• Drying: Slow, ease strain and high risk of Fender, and foundations.
• Bonding: No problem but only recommended for indoor applications.
• Nailing and screwing: Because of its hardness, it should make pre trepanation.
• Finish: No problem.
Physical properties
• Bulk density at 12% moisture wood weighing 860 kg/m3
• Dimensional stability
- 0.35% volume contraction coefficient wooden stable.
- 1.45% Ratio of contractions without tendency to deform to
• Hardness (Chalais-Meudon) 6,5 hardwood