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Guapinolio Hymenaea sp.
Guapinolio heartwood is salmon red to orange brown when fresh, becoming russet to reddish brown when seasoned; often marked with dark streaks. Sapwood is usually wide; white, gray, or pinkish. Texture is medium to rather coarse; grain mostly interlocked; golden luster; without distinctive odor or taste. The wood is moderately difficult to saw and machine largely because of its high density, but it can be machined to a smooth surface. It is easy to glue and finish satisfactorily; steam-bending properties comparable to white oak.
Typical Uses: Tool handles and other applications where good shock resistance is needed, steam-bent parts, flooring, turnery, furniture and cabinet work, and other specialty items.
Source Region: Central America
**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.