Red Angelim

Red Angelim

Red Angelim

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Red Angelim

The Tree
The trees are unbuttressed, between 50m to 70m tall and with boles of 2.5m in diameter with a clear bole of up to 40m achieved.

The Timber
This timber is very heavy and hard. It is red brown in colour with a medium texture and is slightly lustrous. The grain can be straight or interlocked (interlocked grain is slight).

Drying
Slow drying is recommended. There is a slight risk of distortion and checking when drying.

Strength
This timber is similar to greenheart in compression and bending but with a slightly higher MOE.

Working Qualities
Medium - difficult. Although a satisfactory finish can be achieved, the timber is very dense and hard and has a high blunting effect. Pre-boring is necessary and gluing requires care due to the dense nature of the timber.

Latin Name
Dinizia excelsa

Also known as
Angelim vermelho, Angelim pedra (Brazil), Angelim ferro (Brazil), Faviera grande (Brazil), Faviera preta (Brazil)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Extremely Difficult

Moisture
-

Texture
Medium

Origin
Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana