Assamela

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WOOD DESCRIPTION

Reference color: yellow brown
Sapwood: quite distinct
Grain: fin
Thread: straight or counter-thread
Counter grain: light

Logs fully conformed.
Young brown wood with dark veins, turning dark brown in the light.

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WOOD DESCRIPTION

  •  Reference color: yellow brown
  •  Sapwood: quite distinct
  •  Grain: fin
  •  Thread: straight or counter-thread
  •  Counter grain: light

Logs fully conformed.
Young brown wood with dark veins, turning dark brown in the light.

PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

These properties can vary significantly depending on the origin and growing conditions of the wood.

    • Density *: 0.74
    • Monnin hardness *: 7.0
    • Coef. Volume shrinkage: 0.50%
    • Stability in service: moderately stable to poorly stable
    • Total radial shrinkage: 3.2%
    • Fiber saturation point: 20%
    • Total tangential shrinkage: 5.9%

(*: 12% humidity)

NATURAL DURABILITY AND IMPREGNABILITY OF WOOD

  • Mushrooms: cl 1-2 very durable to durable
  • Dry wood insects: durable; distinct sapwood (risk limited to sapwood)
  • Termites: class D – durable
  • Impregnability: 4 – not impregnable
  • Biological risk class: 4 – in contact with the ground, or fresh water

SAWING AND MACHINING

  • Blunting effect: quite significant
  • Teeth for sawing: stellated prosthesis
  • Machining tools: tungsten carbide

Risk of burns during machining. Slight tendency to tear off during planing (interlocked grain). Irritating dusts reported.

ASSEMBLY

  • Nailing – Screwing: good hold, front pants necessary
  • Gluing: correct

Gluing requires care: the wood stains easily.

USES

Excellent substitute for Teak.

  • furniture
  • interior carpentry
  • Paneling
  • stairs
  • parquet
  • shipbuilding
  • turned items
  • exterior carpentry
  • siding

Main known uses to be validated by implementation in compliance with the rules of the art. Important note: some uses are indicated for information.

Source: Cirad – ATIBT

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