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Cerejeira – Crotch

Amburana cearenala
Also known as |
Amburana|Blonde Mahogany|Brazilian Oak|Cumbaru|Palo Trebol
Cerejeira - Crotch Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Cerejira is an important wood in the dry portions of central and southern South America. It is noted for its beauty, durability, strength and stability, thus making this tough, versatile wood ideal for a variety of applications. Left undisturbed, trees can grow to towering dimensions — producing valuable, coveted slabs which are renowned for their incredibly detailed, 3D-like crotch sections.

This species is not currently listed in the CITES Appendices; it has yet to be recognized by the IUCN.

Why We Love This Wood

Larger trees are cut almost exclusively for their often quite dramatic slabs -- which appeal to South American furniture craftsmen, as well as exotic slab importers around the world. Despite being generally very popular with those familiar with it, Cerejeira has managed to stay off of a lot of people's radar. (... including the IUCN!) Many of the highly figured logs are consumed by the veneer industry.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupLight Brown
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF3.2
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3640
    Janka Hardness - LBF790
    Janka Hardness - N3525
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    Gorgeous colors and grain patterns have resulted in the exploitation of this beautiful species for use in production of “Hongmu” furniture.  It looks similar in appearance to Kiaat/Muninga, another member of the Pterocarpus genus.  We only have a few hundred BF of this endangered species left and don’t expect to get any more when it runs out.

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    Take care to use good dust collection and a dust mask, as the fungal spores add more to the air than dust alone.

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    Chakte Viga is a wood that has been starting to emerge from relative obscurity over the last decade or so, being one of the lesser-known and -demanded woods from the tropical Central America region. We feel it has a huge untapped potential as a guitar tonewood, as well as in fine furniture production in the US. The wood has some very subtle aesthetics, sometimes exhibiting a 3D-like shimmering chatoyance after being finished with clear lacquer.

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    Longhi

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