The natural growing area of the Cerejeira species is from Brazil – where it occurs preferably in the region of the Amazon – throughout Bolivia, Peru and the northern parts of Argentina up to Paraguay.
The wood is multipurpose and enlarges the variety of merchandise offered by many companies of the wood industry as it is used for surface veneers for furniture pieces and panels (peeled and sliced veneers), for interior decorating and products of the industry of wooden materials such as veneer panels. It is also used as solid wood, for parquet as well as for stairs and frames.
Due to its durability (resistance factor 3), the wood of the Cerejeira trees is suitable for numerous ranges of application. One of the negative properties of this wood is the occurrence of “reaction wood”. The trees are often identifiable by means of their eccentric growth. The heart wood is only moderately resistant to fungus infestation. In addition, contact with metal should be prevented as discoloration can occur when the wood is moist.
Wood is easily workable without any problems, both manually as well as mechanically. Peeling and slicing of veneer logs are generally problem-free.
If slow processing is adhered to, the Cerejeira wood can be worked up without any problem. The wood shows only satisfactory to good sturdiness.
Problem-free when done with proper tools. The wood takes lacquers well after application of a primer.