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alaskan yellow cedar douglas fir hem fir
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Douglas Fir Hem-Fir
hemlock northern white cedar white oak
Hemlock Northern White Cedar White Oak
red oak poplar redwood
Red Oak Poplar Redwood
southern yellow pine western red cedar mixed hardwoods
Southern Yellow Pine Western Red Cedar Mixed Hardwoods

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Imported Species
Below is general information on the common imported material to help show the differences between the species and their uses. The most common trade name is listed first, followed by other common names. The botanical name is listed last in italics. The colors shown are common but may vary from tree and or piece.

Angelim, Para-Angelim, Angelim Pedra **- Hymenolobium spp.

hymenolobium

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy construction, turnery, and furniture.
Color: Pale brown heartwood with white or grayish sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 47 pcf, green 52 pcf.
Working Properties: Easy to work in all operations and machines to smooth surface.
Durability: Rated as durable to very durable. Moderate resistance to marine borers.
Bending Strength: 14,610 psi
Crushing Strength: 7,460 psi
M. of E: 1,950,000 psi


Angelim Pedra**, Angelim Vermelho - Dinizia excelsa

dinizia excelsa

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy construction, bridge timbers, sleepers, ship building.
Color: Yellowish brown heartwood changing to red-brown on exposure, pink sapwood.
Weight: approximately 52 pcf green.
Working Properties: Moderately difficult to work with machine tools, very difficult with hand tools.
Durability: Durable to very durable in resistance to fungi and termite attack.
Bending Strength: 14,500 psi Crushing Strength: 7,460 psi M of E: 2,050,000 psi
** Two species are known by the name Angelim Pedra, please refer to the botanical name to distinguish between them.

Angelique, Basralocus - Dicorynia guianensis

dicorynia guianensis

This durable hardwood is used for: Piling, marine construction, heavy construction, bridge decking, and boat framing.
Color: Heartwood is a lustrous brown with reddish cast, sapwood is reddish.
Weight: air-dry 45 pcf, green 67 pcf.
Working Properties: Rated as satisfactory to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Very resistant to decay, moderate to high resistance to marine borers.
Bending Strength: 7,650 psi
Crushing Strength: 5,590 psi
M of E: 1,840,000 psi

Cumaru, Tonka, Ebo - Dipteryx odorata FSC AVAILABLE

dipteryx odorata

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy construction, barge and dock fenders, flooring, railroad crossties, and as a substitute for lignumvitae.

Color: Heartwood is light to yellowish brown, with yellowish brown sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 62 to 81 pcf, green 68 to 85 pcf.
Working Properties: Difficult to saw or bore, may be difficult to plane, glues poorly.
Durability: Excellent weathering characteristics, rated as very durable.
Bending Strength: 19,290 psi
Crushing Strength:
9,020 psi
M of E:
2,690,000 psi

Ekki, Azobe, Bongossi - Lophira alata FSC AVAILABLE

lophira alata

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy construction work, harbor work, heavy duty flooring/decking and railroad crossties.

Color: Heartwood is dark red to chocolate brown.
Weight: air-dry 70 pcf, green 77 to 85 pcf.
Working properties: Rated as very difficult to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Heartwood is rated as very durable, good weathering, and resistant to acids.
Bending Strength: 17,800 psi
Crushing Strength:
9,920 psi
M of E:
2,010,000 psi

Greenheart - Ocotea rodiaei

ocotea rodiaei

This durable hardwood is used for: Piling, marine and ship construction, docks, lock gates, industrial flooring/decking, bench slats, and specialty items.

Color: Heartwood light to dark olive green to blackish, pale yellow to greenish sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 65 pcf, green 75 to 80 pcf.
Working properties: Rated as moderately difficult to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Highly resistant to: marine borers, decay fungi, dry-wood termites.
Bending Strength: 20,300 psi
Crushing Strength: 9,770 psi
M of E: 2,310,000 psi

Ipe, Bethabara, Lapacho - Tabebuia Spp. FSC AVAILABLE
tabebuia

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy duty boardwalk decking/flooring, bench slats, heavy construction, docks, hand railings, shipbuilding, and specialty items.

Color: Heartwood is light brown or golden to brown.
Weight: air-dry 69 pcf, green 75 pcf.
Working Properties: Moderately difficult to work especially with hand tools.
Durability: Moderately to highly durable, very resistant to decay fungi and weathering.
Bending Strength: 22,560 psi
Crushing Strength: 10,350 psi
M of E: 2,920,000 psi

Jatoba, Locust, Courbaril - Hymenaea courbaril, Hymenaea davisii

hymenaea courbaril

This durable hardwood is used for: Finished furniture, flooring, and boat construction.

Color: Salmon red to orange brown, russet to reddish brown when seasoned.
Weight: air-dry 52 pcf, green 70 pcf.
Working Properties: Moderately difficult to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Rated as durable, good in ground, highly resistant to termites and decay fungi, weathers without protection.
Bending Strength: 7,910 psi
Crushing Strength: 5,800 psi
M of E: 1,840,000 psi

Manbarklak, Black Kakaralli - Eschweilera longipes & Eschweilera subglandulosa

eschweilera longipes

This durable hardwood is used for: Piling, marine construction, and industrial flooring

Color: Heartwood is greenish yellow to olive brown, sapwood is creamy tan.
Weight: air-dry 67 pcf, green 78 pcf.
Working Properties: Difficult to work with hand or machine tools. Will machine to slate smooth finish. Rammer caps are required when driving as piling to prevent splitting.
Durability: superior even to Greenheart in resistance to marine borer attack. Highly resistant to decay and termites.
Bending Strength: 10,870 psi
Crushing Strength: 3,880 psi
M of E: 1,480,000 psi

Massaranduba, Balata - Manilkara bidentata FSC AVAILABLE
tabebuia

This durable hardwood is used for: heavy construction, heavy beams, marine and bridge construction, railroad crossties.

Color: Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown, with whitish or pale brown sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 64 pcf, green 76 pcf.
Working Properties: moderately easy to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Very durable in resistance to decay, moderate to high resistance to termites.
Bending Strength: 15,030 psi
Crushing Strength: 11,640 psi
M of E: 3,450,000 psi

Mora, Morabukea - Mora excelsa, Mora gonggripii

mora excelsa

This durable hardwood is used for: Railroad ties, bridge timbers, bridge decking, heavy construction, industrial/warehouse flooring.

Color: Heartwood is dark brown to reddish brown, yellowish to pale brown sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 62 pcf, green 77 pcf.
Working Properties: Moderately difficult to work with hand tools, machines well.
Durability: Durable to very durable, high resistance to: decay fungi, dry-wood termites.
Bending Strength: 12,630 psi
Crushing Strength: 6,400 psi
M of E: 2,330,000 psi

Purpleheart - Peltogyne Spp. FSC AVAILABLE

peltogyne spp

This durable hardwood is used for: Heavy construction, tractor trailer flooring/decking, furniture, hand railings, shipbuilding, and specialty items.

Color: Heartwood is brown to deep purple, sapwood is off-white.
Weight: air-dry 54 pcf, green 75 to 77 pcf.
Working Properties: Rated as moderately difficult to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Highly resistant to decay fungi, very resistant to dry-wood termites.
Bending Strength: 13,690 psi
Crushing Strength: 7,020 psi
M of E: 2,000,000 psi

Shibadan, Araracanga - Aspidosperma Spp.

aspidosperma spp

This durable hardwood is used for: fine furniture and cabinetry, flooring, interior trim, sash and doors, and general construction.

Color: Heartwood is orange yellow to yellow brown, sapwood is light grayish brown.
Weight: air-dry 47 to 53 pcf, green 58 to 65 pcf.
Working Properties: moderately easy to work with hand or machine tools.
Durability: Rated as durable, good to high resistance to decay.
Bending Strength: 11,460 psi
Crushing Strength: 5,770 psi
M of E: 1,204,000 psi

Simarouba, Simarupa - Simarouba amara

simarouba amara

This durable hardwood is used for: interior construction, low cost furniture, furniture cores.

Color: Heartwood and sapwood are a uniform cream color with occasional streaks.
Weight: air-dry 27 pcf, green 40 pcf.
Working Properties: Works and machines easily, similar to working white pine.
Durability: durable to decay fungi, susceptible to marine borers, checks unless protected.
Bending Strength: 3,900 psi
Crushing Strength: 2,970 psi
M of E: 1,140,000 psi

Wallaba - Eperua spp.

eperua spp

This durable hardwood is used for: Poles, heavy construction, railroad crossties.

Color: Heartwood is red to reddish-brown, with grayish or brownish white sapwood.
Weight: air-dry 58 pcf, green 65 pcf.
Working Properties: Easy to work with hand or machine tools, exudes gum while cutting in green condition.
Durability: Heartwood is very durable, resistant to termites.
Bending Strength: 15,100 psi
Crushing Strength: 8,380 psi
M of E: 2,180,000 psi



All information above is for comparison purposes only. William G. Moore & Son, Inc. of Delaware has made every effort to provide reliable information, but cannot guarantee accuracy.