Purperhart

Purperhart (Peltogyne Spec.)
Beschrijving van Purperhart
   
International trade name: Amarante
Suriname: Purperhart
Guyana: Purperhart
French Guyana: Amarante
Brazil: Pau Roxo
   
Occurrence: Suriname, Guyana’s central tropical South America
   
Tree description: bole 18 – 27m, tree height 20- 40 m
Diameter: 45 – 90 cm
Log shape: straight, cylindrical
   
Wood description:  
Sapwood: pale pink to grey white
Heartwood: dark brown when freshly cut, but turns in deep purple upon exposure to light and darkens to dark brown
Grain: straight
Texture: medium to fine
   
Technological characteristics:  
Green density (g/cm3): 1.20
Air dry density at 12 % mc: 0.84
Basic specific gravity: 0.76
   
Mechanical properties:  
Bending strength at 12 % MC (N/mm2): 155
Modules of elasticity (MOE) at 12 % (N/mm2): 16880
Crushing strength at 12 % (N/mm2): 79
   
Processing:  
Sawing: difficult, power required, blunting effect
Drying: easy risk of distortion US kiln schedule T6- D2
Machining: moderate difficult, presence of interlocked grain
Nailing: pre boring recommended
Finishing: good
Veneering: slices well
Gluing: good
   
Natural durability:  
Decay fungi: very good
Termites: very good
Marine bores: poor
   
End uses:

Joinery, flooring, furniture, stairs, tool handles, billiards cue butts

Carving, turnery, laminated beams, sliced veneer

Nieuwsflits

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