Massaranduba Brazilian Redwood hardwood description in short:
Massaranduba, also known as Brazilian
Redwood or Bulletwood usually straight grained, fine grain and little
pink brown to purple brown heartwood
light brown sapwood
very durable heartwood
suitable for heavy frames, outside
staircases, terraces, floors, engineering work
Drain delivers natural rubber type
Balata also called latex.
Massaranduba (Manilkara spp.) Belongs to the
family of Sapotaceae and comes from South and Central America, from
countries such as Guyana, Mexico, Brazil, French Guiana, Puerto Rico [US],
Panama, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru,
Common Names massaranduba : Acana, Macaranduba,
Bulletwood, Chicozapota, Aus, Ausabo, Balata, Quinilla colorada, Balata
franc, Balata gommeBolletri, Bolletrie, , Balata rouge, Barauna, Beefwood,
Maparajuba, Massarandu, Nispero, Pamashto, Paraju, Red balata.
Massaranduba Brazilian RedWood Description
Fresh is the flesh-colored wood, darkens to grayish
brown, dark brown or sometimes purple brown. Fresh is Massaranduba flesh
colored, darkens to greyish brown, dark brown or sometimes purple brown.
The heartwood is clearly distinguishable from the 30-50 mm wide white to
pale brown sapwood. Massaranduba has no distinctive odor or taste.
Tree: The massaranduba tree is usually large,
attaining heights of 30 to 50 meters, with diameters of 60 to 120 cm,
sometimes reaching 1.8 m. Trees are usually swollen at the base, and boles
are often straight and clear to about 18 m.
Grain: The grain is straight, sometimes
slightly wavy or interlocked with a very fine texture.
The heartwood is very durable (natural
durability class I). The sapwood is not durable (natural durability class
Massaranduba stated in NEN 5493 'Requirements
for hardwood in earthworks, civil engineering works and other structural
Massaranduba class Catergorie3/Tropisch/NEN
5493 is divided into strength class D70 (EN 338)
Massaranduba is surprisingly easy to work for
as a heavy wood and despite its density. It machines and finishes to a very
smooth surface. The timber takes a fine polish and has the appearance of
walnut. Yet when machining irritating dust. Always allow a good extraction.
Drying and seasoning is a big risk of
deformation and cracks. Generally reported to be difficult to dry, tending
to develop severe checking, warp and casehardening. Screws and pre drilling
necessary. Adhesives: moderate.
Durability class: 1. Resistance to animal
organisms: Termites Class M (moderately durable)
The finish of Massaranduba no problems.
Massaranduba Brazilian Redwood applications:
Hydraulic structures in shipworm free areas,
decks, flooring, sleepers and garden timber. Furthermore, for turning and
billiard cues, knobs and handles, parquet and strip flooring, heavy frames, exterior joinery such as
staircases and terraces, industrial floors, engineering works, turning and
Modulus of elasticity 20.000 N/mm² 20,000 N / mm ²
Density: fresh cut 1050-1350 kg / m³
at 12% moisture
content from 850 to 1200 kg/ m³.
Strength Class = D60
Contact with plain steel causes blue stains on
the massaranduba wood, therefore there should be no contact at all with
steel and if you do use steel, please only use stainless steel. While
installing your deck, profiled decking 21 and 28 mm thick should be firmly
fastened. The supports should be placed at a mutual distance of 40 cm.
When shipping, it is shown that the wood should
be firmly put in connection with the shrill draw. If the above requirements
are observed it is very unlikely that the wood will warp.
Hardydeck sells Massaranduba
only kiln dried KD. Standard sizes are thick 19/20 or 21mm x wide
90/120/140 or 145mm wide; US sizes ¾ x 3,5 or 5,5; ask for a
tree attaining heights of 100 to 150 feet
Brazilian Redwood massaranduba log
Brazilian Redwood hardwood deck stock
of massaranduba hardwood deck
production and its high content of preservative latex