( Dinizia excelsa )
Average Dried Weight: 67 lbs/ft 3 (1070 kg/m 3 )
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): 0.79, 1.07
Janka Hardness: 3,160 lb f (14,050 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 22,550 lb f /in 2 (156 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,811,000 lb f /in 2 (19.39 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 12,450 lb f /in 2 (85.9 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.4%, Tangential: 8.8%,
Volumetric: 14.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.6
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Color/Appearance: Heartwood is reddish brown, sometimes with
colored streaks; slightly paler sapwood isn’t always clearly demarcated
from the heartwood. Freshly sawn surfaces can have a lighter olive hue,
with color darkening to a deeper reddish brown with age.
Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, with a uniform, medium-
coarse texture. Moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Rated as durable to very durable, with good resistance
to insect attack.
Workability: Considered to be difficult to work on account of its density
and irregular grain. The wood also has a high cutting resistance with a
pronounced blunting effect on cutters.
Common Uses: Heavy construction (exterior applications), flooring,
decking, boatbuilding, docks, and other applications where its strength
and rot resistance can be utilized.
useful info’s : Angelim is yet another example of a very strong and
dense tropical hardwood coming from South America. Like most of these
hard tropical exotics, it can be a challenge to work, but its durability may
be justification to bear with such an uncooperative wood. Additionally, it
has quite an offensive odor while it is being worked — and the scent is
present both in the green wood and in dried wood.