Technical specie specifications for Bolivian Coffeewood from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Bolivian Coffeewood Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Momoqui, Patagonian Coffee Wood, Partridgewood, Coffeewood, Granadillo, Ebano, Caesalpinia pluviosa DC.
- Description: Bolivian Coffeewood (Momoqui) is within the same family as Lapacho and Ipe. Grains and colors are very similar to Lapacho and Ipe but Bolivian Coffeewood has less variation in color. Bolivian Coffeewood's color ranges from dark green to brownish pieces. The rich mosaic is further enhanced with distinctive graining.
- Janka Hardness: 3,680 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 0 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 0
- Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- Family: Caesalpiniodeae
- Tree Characteristics: The tree reaches heights up to 15 meters. The trunk is straight and cylindrical.
- Geographic Area: Very frequent in la Chiquitania, Guarayos and Amazonian foothills. Bolivian Coffeewood is found in forests ranging from humid subtropical to dry temperate forests.
- Color: Heartwood color is dark brown. Sapwood color is light brown.
- Photosensitivity: Bolivian Coffeewood's color is mostly unaffected by exposure to light. Color will remain the same.
- Luster: Medium to faint
- Grain: Interlocked
- Texture: Fine
- Drying Characteristics: Air drying time is rather quick, with tendency for curving and cracking.
- Working Characteristics: Good planing, boring, turning and finishing. Regular Moulding. Excellent sanding. Medium blunting effect.
- Durability Rating: Durable, including parts in soil contact.
- Applications: Flooring, Furniture, Construction
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