Makka Kabbes 

Wood description

The colour of the Makka Kabbes heartwood is orange yellow brown, darkening to (dark) brown. The fresh sawn timber has a typical smell which disappears with time. The lighter sapwood is easy to distinguish. The grain is straight to irregular and sometimes interlocked. The wood has a remarkable stripy pattern and irregular darker spots can be seen (mineral spots). The texture is coarse.


Name                                                     : Makka Kabbes


Scientific name                                  : Hymenolobium excelsum


Family                                                     : Leguminosae (Papilionaceae)


Origin                                                      : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil


Other names                                         : Angelim Pedra, Koraroballi, Sapupira


Natural Durability                               : Class 1-2 with good resistance to termites


Density (12%)                                        : 750 kg/m³


Shrinkage (%)                                        : rad. 1,0-1,5%, tang. 1,9-2,5%


Bending strength (12%)                    : 121 N/mm²


Drying                                                       : moderately difficult; risk of distortion and checking


Working                                                    : good


Finishing                                                   : good


Uses                                                            : interior and exterior joinery, flooring, paneling, turnery, furniture,

                                                                 general carpentry.


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