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White Peroba Paratecoma peroba
MOTTLED AND DURABLE OLIVE-COLORED HARDWOOD
This is not one of the most pleasant species to work with as it tends to be dusty, and both the dust and splinters can cause skin problems and are said to be poisonous. It is possible to achieve a beautiful smooth surface with a high luster, but the interlocking grain can be awkward to machine. Seasoning is generally easy, with only medium movement once the wood is dry, but there can be some twisting. It is naturally very durable.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

Type Tropical hardwood
Other names Golden peroba
Sources Brazil
Color Honey to olive-brown, with darker bands and rays and some dark gum pockets
Texture Fine and even
Grain Interlocking or wavy with mottled rays across the grain on quartered sides
Hardness Hard and reasonably strong; bends reasonably well
Weight Medium to heavy (47 lb./cu. ft.) (750 kg/cu. m)

AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
White peroba can be found with a bit of hunting, and it is not listed as endangered. It is likely to be medium priced for a hardwood.


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