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TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HARDWOOD

Color:  When freshly cut, sapwood (alburnum) is light chestnut-brown and hardwood (duramen) is dark reddish chestnut-brown. Great and abrupt contrast of colors between both layers.  When dried in open air, alburnum turns reddish brown HUE 6/4 5YR and duramen turns reddish-brown HUE 4/4 5YR (Munsell Soil Color Charts)

Fragrance: Non-distinctive

Shine or Gloss: Low

Fire Rating: Class A

Grain: Straight

Texture: Delicate

Streaks/Patterns: Overlapped arches. Glossy wide stripes in different inserted shades

Technical: Quinilla colorada is a very heavy type of wood, showing low linear shrinkage and moderately stable volumetric shrinkage.  Mechanical resistance is in the limit of the high rank.
 

  Physical Properties:
    Primary density 0.87 g/cm³
    Tangential contraction 11.01 %
    Radial contraction 6.76 %
    Volumetric contraction 15.80 %
    T/R Ratio 2.20  

  Mechanical Properties:
    Module of elasticity in flexion 184,000.00 kg/cm²
    Module of breakage in flexion 1,204.00 kg/cm²
    Parallel compression (RM) 476.00 kg/cm²
    Perpendicular compression (ELP) 140.00 kg/cm²
    Grain-parallel cut 135.00 kg/cm²
    Hardness on the sides 1,090.00 kg/cm²
    Firmness (Resistance to impact) 6.60 kg-m

Technical Advice: Wood requires great effort to be worked on due to high mechanical resistance and hardness. Good workability when polished, drilled, lathe-shaped or molded. Natural drying process is slow. Performs well when artificially dried in a mild setting. High natural durability, duramen is resistant against biological attack; however it's resistance to underwater insects is low, vacuum-pressure chamber is recommended.

Uses:  Wood can be used in crossbeams, railway sleepers, heavy construction, pieces for bridges, poles, floors, wooden tiles, decorative plates, arcs, musical instruments and lathe-shaped pieces.

 

 

 

Peruvian
Redwood
Applications


Decking

Flooring

Fencing

Dock Floats

Patios

Porches

Paneling

Trim

Stairs

Poles

 

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