Baromalli Hardwood Lumber

Baromalli has been tested and found suitable for plywood manufacture. It is used for general manufacturing and interior construction.

Baromalli Hardwood Lumber

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Baromalli

Scientific Name: Catosemma Commune

THE TREE

Boles measure 40-60 feet, with a diameters measuring 18-24 inches.

WOOD APPEARANCE

The trees are commonly unbuttressed with a long, slender cylindrical trunk of very low taper and excellent form. Clear boles measure 70-90 feet long and 24-36 inches in diameter.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Baromalli heartwood is a dull yellowish to pinkish brown, not sharply defined from the lighter colored sapwood. Dark colored resin streaks occur as arcs on the cross section and lines of the surface. The grain is straight and the texture coarse.

Weight: In the green condition the timber weighs 70 lbs/ft3, and about 35 lbs/ft3 (860 kg/m3) when air-dry.

Specific Gravity: Air-dry wood averages about .60 based on air-dry volume and weight, and averages .45 based on green volume and oven-dry weight.

NATURAL DURABILITY

Baromalli is not naturally durable. The sapwood is susceptible to sap-staining fungi. However, it is easily preserved by diffusion. Durability class 2.

TIMBER PROCESSING

Seasoning: Baromalli air-dries without excessive degrade

Working/Machining: Works easily with machine and hand tools, giving a clean somewhat fibrous finish.

Assembly: The wood takes glue well and can be nailed without splitting.

Finishing: Machine-finished surfaces lack luster and are harsh to the touch. The wood requires a considerable amount of filler but can be stained and polished satisfactorily, although not to a high luster.

USES

The wood has been tested and found ‘suitable’ for plywood manufacture. It is used for general manufacturing and interior construction.

SUPPLIES

Moderate quantities available for export.