Pine - Parana Pine
Araucaria angustifolia

 

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Araucaria angustifolia wood grain

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Weight:
550 kg/m3

Typical Tree Height:
24-33m

Trunk Diameter:
1.5m

Width Ranges:
100-250mm

Description:

Parana Pine | Brazilian Pine | Araucaria angustifolia

Parana Pine wood - The heartwood ranges from beige to pale brown with a darker inner core, and is often streaked with dark pink, red or rusty red, which can be very attractive. The grain is typically straight, and the wood has a uniform close texture with a slight gloss, and growth rings that are commonly barely visible. Attractive small, tight knots may occasionally be present, but these do not affect the strength of the wood. Despite its name, it is not a true pine. Parana Pine is a versatile timber. Parana Pine can be used for joinery, cabinetmaking, staircases and much more. If currently available (from sustainable and legal sources) you can use our system to be connected with suppliers of Parana Pine.

Material Type:
Softwood

Also Called:
Brazilian Pine, Pinheiro Do Brazil, Pin, Pino Parana

Durability Notes:
Parana Pine is is non durable. Often used for staircase strings and other internal joinery.

Seasoning:
The drying and seasoning of Pine - Parana Pine is dependant on a number of factors; the speed in which it is processed after felling and logging, the method of drying and the specific kilns or location (if air dried). Generally the care taken by those processing the wood will have an impact on its drying and seasoning. As an overview; Pine - Parana Pine - It is a challenging wood to dry; the darker-coloured wood tends to distort, split and dry slowly. The wood is rated as moderate for movement in service, but it can distort with changes in moisture content. Please note that all wood is liable to move when in service plus there can be dimensional change. The extent of this will depend on; the stability of the species itself, the conditions it is exposed to, the coating, decoration and protection. You will find more information about the suitability of this wood, for any proposed application, by using our interactive system and the filters shown.

Properties:
Parana pine has medium crushing and bending strength, very low resistance to shock loads, low stiffness and a poor steam-bending rating. It works well with both hand and machine tools, with a slight to tolerable blunting effect on cutting edges. Planes, sands and finishes really well.

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Moisture Content:
Guide - 12-18% for KD

Possible Health Risks:
Not known

Wood Database feature on: Pine - Parana Pine

 

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