Pseusopiptadenia psilostachya or Enterolobium schomburgkii
Other Names and Species:
Central America and Brazil
The sapwood of timborana is yellow to cream coloroed, while the heartwood is more of a light yellow with occassional darker streaks. The species has an straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy grain. Timborana is referred to as medium textured, laying somewhere between fine and coarse. Its luster in its raw state is low to medium in apperance.
Timborana has a moderate resistance to fungus and termites. The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to have no odor. Timborana dries at a slighly slower rate than some other species of wood.
Janka Hardness: 1570
As a flooring option, timborana is a hard and durable wood. It is within ten percent of hard maple's hardness, about twenty percent harder than red oak, close to eighty percent as hard as jarrah, and is roughly seventy-one percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.
Timborana can be slightly difficult to saw properly due to its hardness. Pre-boring is necessary to ensure proper nailing. Glue holds well with this flooring and this species requires some effort to sand properly.
Timborana's uses include flooring, house framing, heavy carpentry, musical instruments, and furniture.
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