Goiabao, Abiu Casca Grossa, in South America Abiurana
South America, all through Brazil, in the Basin of the Amazon
See origin above. Hardly any literature available. No further details possible.
Without gure, this wood is hardly known or used in Central Europe – only for interior or side veneers – due to its uniformity with no expression. Figured, however, sought for in non-European countries (USA, Asia) where it is used for special object construction; in South America used in shipbuilding, for furniture and as construction wood; in veneer form used for boards in southern Asia.
Straw-yellow and very uniform colour. Shows very little structure even after surface finishing. More interesting in the figured form. Then used for interior and special object construction.
All tools can be used without any problems.
Needs to be done with care as wood is highly prone to warping. Slight tendency to checking.
No problems. Takes stains and varnishes well.
Joints are easy to produce with glue and hold well.