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Formal Name: Cedrelinga catenaeformis
Color: The heartwood is pale brown with a golden luster and prominently marked with red vessel lines. The heartwood merges gradually to a lighter colored sapwood.
Grain: Straight grain with a coarse texture. The grain can contain tension wood, resulting in some interlocked grain. Dark brown flecks are apparent and are the results of open pores which may be filled before the finish is applied.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Sometimes pieces with tension wood may result in woolly surfaces. Moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Tornillo is known for its strength and weather resistance.
Uses: fine furniture, architectural paneling, millwork, musical instruments, beams, balusters, general construction wood.
Interior/Exterior: interior and exterior
Origin: Peru, Brazilian Amazon region