Washiba Hardwood Lumber

Washiba is dark brown, occasionally streaked black; cold to touch, fine textured, and straight to irregular grained. It is used for bridges, house framing, sleepers, tool handles, rollers, walking sticks, and fishing rods.

Washiba Hardwood Lumber

Washiba

Scientific Name: Tabebuia Ipe ­ (Family: Bioniaceae)
A.T.I.B.T. Standard Name: Bow Wood

THE TREE

Washiba is a canopy tree with spreading crowns, unbuttressed or with low buttresses. Boles measure 50-60 feet in length, with a diameter between 24-36 inches.

WOOD APPEARANCE


Washiba is dark brown, occasionally streaked black; cold to touch, fine textured, and straight to irregular grained.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

The wood is very hard and strong, resistant to cross strain, and very durable.
Weight: When air-dry, the timber weighs 60-80 lbs/ft3.

TIMBER PROCESSING

Working/Machining: Working/Machining: Turns well.
Finishing: Finishes smoothly and polishes well.

USES

Used for bridges, house framing, sleepers, tool handles, rollers, walking sticks, and fishing rods.

SUPPLIES

Regular supplies available.