Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tatajuba II

I brought this piece of tatajuba wood (Bagassa guianensis) out of the Reception Center so that I could photograph it under better lighting conditions. It had been sanded but not enough to remove the saw marks from the sample. Nevertheless, the image demonstrates the yellowish/red color of the wood after drying out. When it's first cut, it much more yellow than red. It is an excellent wood for decks and floors because it's relatively heavy and resistant to insect infestation. As mentioned in the previous post, it's also becoming a substitute for Asian teak in the decking of ships.

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