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Guatambu is a species from the temperate forests of Paraguay /Brazil that has mechanical properties superior to those of hard maple. For this reason it is a perfect substitute for maple in the manufacture of steel-ruled dies.
We also sell it in edge glued panels that make counter tops easy to put down.
Our customers enlighten us as how they build up along the edges with other woods to give the effect of a thick Butcher Block for a fraction of the cost.
Customers also use some of our guatambu blanks for the process of making cutting boards
with beautiful contrasting colors....any wood looks exemplary when placed next to this Ivory colored wood!
Cumaru -Wood of the species Dipteryx odorata is most commonly called Cumaru among most woodworkers, though it is sometimes referred to as Brazilian Teak as well:
Cumaru is also called by the name Tonka Bean, and the tree is commonly cultivated for its vanilla-cinnamon scented seed—the tonka bean—which contains a chemical compound called coumarin.(original chemical formula basis for "Coumadin" )
Cumaru lumber is extremely stiff, strong, and hard, lending itself well to a variety of applications. It is sometimes used in place of the much more scarce Lignum Vitae or now more popular Ipe.
This lost was found by Mark in a warehouse in Mobile, Alabama and he felt that it had been there almost 25 years. This is the real McCoy / the genuine Hondura Mahogany, and is illegal to import or export out of the United States. Guitar makers / dulcimer makers / and other stringed instrument makers have been buying this for the last 12 months from Scroungers. Don't miss out on this unique lot of true genuine Honduras Mahogany.
Cedrela odorata is the most commercially important and widely distributed species in the genus Cedrela. Known as Spanish cedar in English commerce, the aromatic wood is in high demand in the American tropics because it is naturally termite- and rot-resistant. An attractive, moderately lightweight wood (specific gravity 0.4), its primary use is in household articles used to store clothing. Cedro heartwood contains an aromatic and insect-repelling resin that is the source of its popular name, Spanish-cedar (it resembles the aroma of true cedars (Cedrus spp.) Cedro works easily and makes excellent plywood andveneer and would be more widely used if it could be successfully plantation grown. This plant is often used for honeyproduction (beekeeping) and humidor construction. It is occasionally used for tops or veneers on some kinds of electric guitars. The wood is the traditional choice for making the neck of flamenco and classical guitars.
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