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Since 1956
  Toolsie Persaud Ltd. (TPL) has been a pioneer in developing Guyana's hinterland and producing quality construction materials.  
Sustainably Managed Forests
  A family operated business that follows sustainable forest management principles advised by the Guyana Forestry Commission.  
Resources
  350,000 hectares of rain forest
35M tonnes of quarry reserves
2,000 employees
 
Corporate Address
  10-12 Lombard St.
Georgetown
Guyana
South America
Tel: + 592 226 4071-5
Fax: +592 226 0793
Email: click here
 

Timber Species
Itikiboroballi

Scientific Name: S. benthamians

Family:
Leguminosae (Papilionoideae)

ATIBT Standard Name:
International Trade Name: Saborana (68, 68a, 68b)

Other Name:
Guyana: Morompo, Okraprabu
Brasil: Mututuy da terra firma Saborana
French Guiana: Goue-goue, Montouchi
Suriname: Itiki boeroeballi
Venezuela: Barbasco, Canasposo, Conigrio

Wood Appearance: Heartwood chocolate brown to pale reddish brown or purplish brown, occasionally marked by dark olive or purlish brown stripes.

  • Sapwood - distinct, very wide, nearly white.
  • Texture - medium to very fine.
  • Grain - generally straight but may be variable.
  • Bole - 15-18m; diameter 0.3-0.6m; heigth of tree 27-34m; Log straight, cylindrical, sometimes slightly flat in form; bases often swollen.

Physical and Mechanical Properties:

  • Weight -
  • Bending Strength -
  • Modulus of elasticity -
  • Compression parallel to grain -
  • Shock resistance -
  • Green density - 1.20 (g/cm3)
  • Air-dry density at 12% - 0.89 (g/cm3)
  • Basic specific gravity - 0.78
  • Total tangential shrinkage - 14.0 (%)
  • Bending strength at 12% - 163 (N/mm2)
  • Crushing strength at 12% - 85 (N/mm2)

Natural Durability: Resistance to decay and termites is very good; resistance to insects of dry wood good. Treatability poor.

Timber Processing

  • Drying - No information; probably similar to drying of Swartzia leiocalycina Benth (slow rate). Risk of distortion slight, risk of checking more or less high.
  • Working - Power required for sawing.
  • Assembly - Pre-boring necessary for nailing.
  • Finishing - Finishes well.

Uses: Suitable for inlay; cabinet work; walking sticks; parquet flooring; bags pipes; violin bows; turney; fine furniture; cutlery; marquetry; musical instruments; interior trim.

Supplies:

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