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Yellowheart

Euxylophora paraensis
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Yellowheart; Brazilian Satinwood; Pau Amarello; Amarello; Pau Setim
Yellowheart Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Yellowheart is a neo-satine wood whose color can range from pale yellow to bright yellow to varying shades of gold. Sapwood is lighter and pale, but not always easily discerned from pale-colored heartwood. Its grains are typically straight, but can also by wavy and/or interlocked. Its typically fine (sometimes medium or in between), consistent texture takes on a luxurious look, revealing a deep natural luster, when sanded.

As far as working characteristics are concerned, Yellowheart is generally very cooperative for a fairly dense and durable wood. (Although sharp blades may be necessary with some interlocked-grain boards.) It glues and finishes very well. The wood holds its color well: slowly darkening, to a degree, as it ages, often giving it an even more striking appearance.

Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Why We Love This Wood

Yellowheart is an important commercial lumber in Brazil. Although US importation has been sproadic, so has its demand. Thus, Yellowheart remains a moderately priced, readily available option for wood craftsmen.

Premium-grade examples have a dramatically figured, two-toned satiny look, with a deep chatoyance. Although it is not considered to be one, such premium-grade specimens can look as luxurious and velvety as of the true satine woods

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    Main Color GroupYellow / White
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF4.4
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3845
    Janka Hardness - LBF1805
    Janka Hardness - N8025
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    Yellowheart-Standard-4/4Lumber
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    14
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    Yellowheart-Standard-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

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    18
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    Yellowheart

    $59.85

    YELLOWHRT1373
    0.94" x 8.94" x 43.31"

    Cracks, Skip planing

    Yellowheart

    $57.51

    YELLOWHRT1371
    0.94" x 9.06" x 41.06"

    Wormy

    Yellowheart

    $14.35

    YELLOWHRT1369
    0.94" x 3.25" x 28.56"

    Skip planing

    Yellowheart

    $40.12

    YELLOWHRT1367
    0.88" x 8.19" x 28.81"

    Wormy

    Yellowheart

    $72.27

    YELLOWHRT1366
    0.94" x 10.19" x 45.88"

    Defect on edge. Worm tracks.

    Yellowheart

    $60.34

    YELLOWHRT1365
    0.94" x 8.44" x 46.25"

    Worm tracks. Bark inclusion. Skip planed.

    Yellowheart

    $29.74

    YELLOWHRT1364
    0.94" x 5.19" x 41.19"

    Worm tracks. Defect on edge. Skip planed.

    Yellowheart

    $35.70

    YELLOWHRT1363
    0.94" x 5" x 46.19"

    Defect on surface. Skip planed.

    Yellowheart

    $20.00

    YELLOWHRT1362
    0.94" x 4.25" x 30.44"

    Worm tracks. Defect on edge.

    Yellowheart

    $19.34

    YELLOWHRT1360
    0.94" x 4.38" x 28.56"

    Worm tracks.

    Yellowheart

    $41.82

    YELLOWHRT1359
    0.81" x 8.13" x 30.25"

    Clear.

    yellowheart

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