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Santa Maria


 

 

 

Santa Maria 
 

 


 

Formal Name: Calophyllum brasiliense

    


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Color:
The heartwood varies in color from pink or yellowish pink to brick red. Sapwood is typically 1 to 2 inches wide and is not always clearly differentiated from the heartwood. Heartwood may have thin darker veins.
 

 

Grain: The grain is generally interlocked with a medium and fairly uniform texture. 

 

 

Workability: This wood is fairly easy to work with and yields smooth surfaces on a straight-grained material. It rates below average in planing, turning, and boring. Maximum crushing, or compression strength parallel to grain, is high. 
 

Physical Properties: Santa Maria is rated as durable to moderately durable in decay resistance. Steam-bending properties are high, comparable to teak.    

 
Uses: general construction, flooring, furniture, boat construction, cabinetwork, veneers, paneling, millwork, decorative plywood, and door & window frames. 

Interior/Exterior: Both interior and 
exterior.

Origin: West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America.

 

 

 

Machining
3 out of 4
Nailing 1 out of 4
Screwing 2 out of 4
Gluing   
3 out of 4
Finishing 4 out of 4

 

 

 

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