Canarywood // Centrolobium spp

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Canarywood lumber wood, Centrolobium spp lumber for woodworking
"Canarywood is a uniquely beautiful wood that parades a prism of natural colors from bright yellow, orange, red and purple. The wood is easy enough to work with hand and power tools, and it’s medium-fine texture lets you give your project a perfectly smooth finish."
 
color of Canarywood
Color Range
The very irregular color ranges from yellow to orange with streaks of red, purple and black.
other names for Canarywood
Other Names
Canary, Tarara Amarilla
uses for Canarywood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, doors, flooring, interior millwork, turning, some musical instruments, small accessories.
the Canarywood tree
What's the Tree Like?
A medium sized to large well-formed tree; generally up to 100 feet high with diameters of 30-50"; commonly to heights of 40 feet and diameters up to 16". Narrow buttresses.
Canarywood grows in Latin America
map of where Canarywood grows
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1958

Janka Rating
51.78% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.65

Specific Gravity
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak