Wallaba (Eperua Falcata)
 Beschrijving van Wallaba
International trade name: Wallaba
Suriname: Wallaba
Guyana: Bullet Wood
French Guyana: Wallaba
Brazil: Apa
Occurrence: Suriname, Guyana’s central tropical South America
Tree description: bole 12 – 15m, tree height 20- 40 m
Diameter: 45 – 100 cm
Log shape: straight, cylindrical
Wood description:  
Sapwood: white greyish
Heartwood: dark streaks with resin and oily exudations
Grain: straight
Texture: medium to coarse
Technological characteristics:  
Green density (g/cm3): 1.20
Air dry density at 12 % mc: 0.89
Basic specific gravity: 0.79
Mechanical properties:  
Bending strength at 12 % MC (N/mm2): 139
Modules of elasticity (MOE) at 12 % (N/mm2): 14700
Crushing strength at 12 % (N/mm2): 71
Sawing: difficult, resin tends to clog saw teeth
Drying: difficult, slow and carefully tend to wrap 7 split US kiln T2-C2
Machining: fairly if pre dried
Nailing: pre boring necessary
Finishing: sanding and filling after drying recommended
Veneering: not suitable
Gluing: fairly if pre dried
Natural durability:  
Decay fungi: very good
Termites: very good
Marine bores: fair
End uses: Heavy dry constructions, industrial flooring post & poles


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