Wood description

Cambara has a beautiful, deep reddish-brown heartwood and a distinct grayish-white sapwood. Straight grained with a typically medium to coarse grain, it is valued for its color consistency.


Name                                                  : Cambara


Scientific name                               : Erisma uncinatum


Family                                                 : Vochysiaceae


Origin                                                  : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil


Other names                                    : Cedrinho, Felikwari, Jaboty, Singrikwari


Natural Durability                          : Class 2-3 with poor resistance to termites and marine borders


Density (12%)                                  : 610 kg/m³


Shrinkage (%)                                  : rad. 2%, tang. 5,1%


Bending density (12%)                 : 80 N/mm²


Drying                                                 : fast, slight cupping


Working                                             : easy


Finishing                                            : good


Uses                                                     : interior and exterior joinery, millwork, plywood, veneer.