Hard Maple, Amercian Birch
In South America’s tropical area, mainly in the Amazona basin and Guyana. The tree reaches heights up to 40 m and diameters up to 90 cm.
Hardly known in Europe as veneer wood. Some demand as figured veneers in Asia and on the American continent. Used there for interior construction and for furniture production. In South America, Curupixa is used in the veneer production and also for plywood, parquetry and construction wood. Most veneers are manufactured as quarters.
The wood is yellowish to gray-brown, sometimes with a rosy touch. The structure is smooth and even, no prominent appearance.
Requires machining with carbide tools which still tend to dull.
Only slight tendency to warp and check.
Takes stains and lacquers very well.
Problem-free; screw and nail joints hold well.