Wood description

The fresh cut heartwood is pinkish red which to reddish brown or yellowish red brown when drying. The sapwood has a yellowish white to dirty yellow which clearly differs from the heartwood. The texture is median to coarse; generally straight, sometimes irregular or highly interlocked.


Name                                                  : Wane


Scientific name                              : Sextonia rubra


Family                                                 : Lauraceae


Origin                                                  : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil


Other names                                    : Louro Vermelho, Louro Gamela, Determa


Natural Durability                          : Class 2 with moderate resistance to termites


Density (12%)                                  : 660 kg/m³


Bending strength (12%)               : 102 N/mm²


Shrinkage (%)                                  : rad. 1,6%, tang. 4%


Drying                                                 : very difficult, slow and carefully


Working                                             : good


Finishing                                            : good; filler recommended


Uses                                                     : interior and exterior joinery, cabinetwork, carpentry,                                                                            moulding, panelling, glued laminated beams, plywood.