Sirari lumber wood, Ormosia novilis lumber for woodworking

Sirari // Ormosia novilis

The wood has a fine texture, and it's hard and heavy. Sirari gives you crisp clean cuts, takes routing and molding exceptionally well. It darkens to a deep rich red, even though the freshly cut color is more of a creamy light pink.
color of Sirari
Color Range
Pink to red, mostly salmon colored with fine dark streaks.
other names for Sirari
Other Names
Amargo blanco, Baracara, Chocho, Jatobahy do igapo, Kokriki, Mekoe, Palo de matos, Peonio, Tento, Tiete Rosewood, Sirari, Patagonian Cherry
uses for Sirari
Some Typical Uses
Primarily cut for flooring, but the wood is useful for all types of woodwork such as furniture, interior millwork, jewelry boxes, inlay, accents
the Sirari tree
What's the Tree Like?
The tree can grows to a modest 100 feet tall and about 3 feet in diameter, and it grows straight and cylindrical
Sirari grows in Latin America
map of where Sirari grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-0.39% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
46.87% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak