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Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo


 

Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo 

Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo

(Hura crepitans)

 


 

Formal Name: Carapa spp.

Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo 

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Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo 

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Hura, Acacu, Catahua, Ochoo 

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Color:
Sapwood is a light pink or pale brown color, not always demarcated from the heartwood. Heartwood is a light salmon to reddish brown, darkening with age to a medium to dark brown. Quarter sawn surfaces exhibit a ribbon-like appearance similar to Sapele.

Shade:
Dark

Grain:
Straight grain with a uniform, medium to coarse texture. The grain can be wavy or interlocked. It can have an attractive stripe and parallel, irregular rays when quarter sawn.

Workability:
Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Sometimes pieces with interlocked grain will experience tearout during surfacing. Moderate blunting effect on tool cutters.

Physical Properties:
Heavy, dense wood with medium hardness and high resistance to crushing and bending. Compression parallel to the grain is in the high range.

Uses:
fine furniture, architectural paneling, millwork, musical instruments, beams, balusters, carvings and boat building

Interior/Exterior:
mostly interior

Origin:
South America, Central America, Latin America, Oceania and Southeast Asia

 

Machining

Nailing
Screwing
Gluing   

Finishing

 

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