Primavera Hardwood Sample

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Primavera Hardwood Sample

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Primavera Hardwood Sample

Primavera looks like a satin sheet with moderate figure and pale yellow color. The wood is lightweight, light in color, and has a moderately fine grain that can be likened to bleached mahogany - it's interesting and attractive. Even though the grain is frequently interlocked, primavera is easily shaped with sharp hand tools.

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About Primavera (Roseodendron donnell-smithii)

Weight

2.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-32.40% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

710

Janka Rating
-44.96% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.47

Specific Gravity
-26.56% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Primavera tree grows
Primavera is an exotic wood from Latin America

Primavera looks like a satin sheet with moderate figure and pale yellow color. The wood is lightweight, light in color, and has a moderately fine grain that can be likened to bleached mahogany - it's interesting and attractive. Even though the grain is frequently interlocked, primavera is easily shaped with sharp hand tools.

color of Primavera
Color Range
This is a pale golden yellow with a satin-like luster. Expect the color consistency to be moderate between boards.
the Primavera tree
What's The Tree Like?
A full grown tree is majestic and slender at 80 to 100 feet tall and 24" to 36" in diameter
other names for Primavera
Other Names
Primavera, Duranga, San juan, Palo blanco, Cortez, Cortez blanco, Prima Vera
uses for Primavera
Some Typical Uses
Decorative veneer, furniture building, cabinetry, trim
More Primavera!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
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Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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1 Total Reviews
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October 12, 2017
5 out of 5
Beautiful and Unique
Review by  BOPPart Custom Woodworking from New Orleans, Louisiana
I stumbled across Primavera (White Mohagany) during a sale and purchased around 25 bd ft. Since then I have fallen in love with it. When naturally stained it turns golden. The grain is pronounced but not overly obnoxious. Strong and lightweight it is quickly becoming my species of choice for hangable momentoes, black and memorabilia projects. I recently constructed a very large shadowbox with it and had I used any other species of wood I fear I would have been too heavy. I just noticed today (October 11th, 2017) that only samples are available. I hope it is brought back into stock as I will be purchasing more as soon as it is. I have received nothing but praise for its use in my projects.
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