Wood Species

Flooring Guide: Wood Species

Angelim Pedra Angelim Pedra


Ash Ash


Beech Beech


Birch Birch


Bloodwood Bloodwood


Bocote Bocote


Bubinga Bubinga


Cedar Cedar


Cherry Cherry


Cocobolo Cocobolo


Cypress Cypress


Ebony Ebony


Goncalo Goncalo


Hickory Hickory


Imbuia Imbuia


Ipe Ipe


Jatoba Jatoba


Mahogany Mahogany


Maple Maple


Merbau Merbau


Oak Oak


Padauk Padauk


Purpleheart Purpleheart


Rosewood Rosewood


Sapele Sapele


Walnut Walnut


Wenge Wenge


Zebrawood Zebrawood
Angelim Pedra Scientific Name: Hymenolobium petraeum

Other Names and Species: Angelim da Terra, Angelim da Mata, Caramate, Mirarema, Sapupira Amarela

Origin: Brazil

Appearance: The heartwood is a light yellowish brown, while the sapwood is a pale brown. The grain of this wood is crisscross, and the texture is coarse and uneven.

Properties: Angelim pedra is a medium-density wood, with a low moisture content. Since the timber is heavy and very hard, the shrinkage is slight. The wood has no distinctive odor. The heartwood of angelim pedra is very durable and resistant to both fungi and termites. It dries very rapidly in a kiln, with a slight tendency for medium twisting and springing.

Workability: Angelim pedra is easy to work, with good machining and sanding qualities.

Principal Uses: Flooring, stairs, doors, windows, marine construction, decking, and furniture.

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