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Quartered Paldao

From The Wood Database:


Common Name(s): Paldao
Scientific Name: Dracontomelon dao
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Tree Size: 100-120 ft (30-37 m) tall, 5-7 ft (1.5-2.1 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 42 lbs/ft3 (670 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .50, .67
Janka Hardness: 1,040 lbf (4,640 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 13,590 lbf/in2 (93.7 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,755,000 lbf/in2 (12.10 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 6,990 lbf/in2 (48.2 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 3.9%, Tangential: 7.5%, Volumetric: 11.5%, T/R Ratio: 1.9
Color/Appearance: Ranges from light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish, grayish, or greenish cast. Darker brown to black streaks common. Wide pink to gray sapwood usually demarcated from heartwood. Quartersawn surfaces exhibit a broken ribbon stripe figure.
Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked and irregular. Medium to coarse texture with good natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Rated as non-durable to perishable; poor insect resistance.
Workability: Good results with both hand and machine tools. Despite its interlocked grain, tearout is not as problematic as other woods. Glues and finishes well.

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