ATIBT Standard Name: Amrante
Other Name: Amamnth, Nazareno,
Pau Roxo, Bois Violet, Barabu
Wood Appearance: Dull brown
when freshly cut, rapidly oxidises to violet-purple on exposure
to light and gradually toning down in course to time to dark purplish
- Sapwood - whitish or cream coloured
- Texture - moderate to fine
- Grain - generally straight, sometimes wavy or interlocked
- Bole - 50-90 feet long, cylindrical, diameter 20-44 inches
Physical and Mechanical Properties:
Wood is very tough, strong and resilient.
- Weight - 860 kg/m3 (54 lb/ft3 ) seasoned.
- Bending Strength - 147 N/mm2 (21300 lbg/in2)
- Modulus of elasticity - 1600 N/mm2 (242000 lbft/in2)
- Compression parallel to grain - 78.5 N/mm2 (11380 lb/in2)
- Shock resistance - medium
Natural Durability: Highly
resistant to decay, termites and fire. Heartwood very durable
and extremely resistant to preservative treatment, but sapwood
- Drying - Dries well and fairly rapidly with little degrade.
Kiln Schedule E.
- Working - Not difficult to work with. Saws, planes and turns
well, finishing smoothly and takes high polish.
- Assembly -
- Finishing - Gives good results when lacquered or polished.
Uses: Possesses high strength
and very good durability and is an excellent structural timber
suitable for heavy outdoor construction work such as bridges and
park benches. As flooring it has high wearing quantities and is
suitable for most conditions of traffic. Has been used successfully
in chemical plants as vats, filter press plates and frames. Also
used for making billiard cue butt, tool handles, interior and
exterior joinery and ship building. A valuable wood for its attractive
appearance and its strength.
Supplies: Regular average supplies