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Common Name(s): Timborana
Botanical Name: Pseusopiptadenia psilostachya
Woodworking Qualities: Sanding Timborana can be difficult, while sawing can be very difficult because of its hardness. Pre-boring is suggested for nailing because of the same trait. Glue is a more acceptable option, as it is more readily applied.
Janka Rating: Timborana’s Janka rating is 1570, marking it as well-above the half-way point on the Janka scale.
Species Characteristics: Timborana is a hard wood that holds a solid resistance to fungus and termites. The drying process for Timborana is a longer process than most other woods. Also, Timborana retains its smoothness under friction.
Appearance: Sapwood versus heartwood, Timborana is cream to yellow colored against a lighter yellow with dark streaks.
Color Change: Over time, reddish coloring can occur in the wood. After even longer, rich brown coloration will take place, usually within 6 to eight months depending on the exposure to light.
Uses: Timborana’s most popular uses are flooring and heavy carpentry. It is, however, also used in furniture.
Timborana originates from Central America and Brazil.