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Common Name(s): Amendoim Brazilian Oak
Botanical Name: Pterogyne nitens
Woodworking Qualities: Sands well, and is machined nicely.
Janka Rating: At 1912, Amendoim’s Janka rating is noteworthy. It nears Santos Mahogany’s 2200 and towers over many other types of wood, like hard maple, and almost matches Jarrah.
Species Characteristics: Amendoim boasts stability greater than most hardwoods, and has an aversion to decay when not chemically treated. Its bending strength is also very high, making it a good choice where stress can be put onto the boards.
Appearance: Brazilian Oak appears lustrous, with a reddish brown heartwood and more yellow-brown sapwood.
Color Change: Amendoim shows a moderate color change over time and exposure, darkening to a richer brown with red highlights.
Uses: Amendoim is a popular choice for indoor construction as well as flooring, cabinetry, and furniture.
Amendoim Brazilian Oak Origin:
Amendoim is native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.