Jacaranda Pardo Hardwood

Jacaranda Pardo

Jacaranda Pardo, also known by its botanical name Machaerium villosum (Leguminosae), is a timber prized for its versatility and attractive colour. The heartwood of jacaranda Pardo is a striking shade of pinkie-brown to violet-brown. It has a straight but undulating grain and a coarse texture, giving it a unique look and feel. It is often compared to Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), but is slightly lighter in colour and less highly figured.Jacaranda Pardo is a highly sought after timber and can be used for a variety of applications, such as cabinetmaking, furniture and toolmaking. If available from sustainable and legal sources, you can use our system to be connected with suppliers of Jacaranda Pardo.

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Also Called:
Jacaranda Amarello, Jacaranda Escure, Jacaranda De Cerrado, Jacaranda Do Mato, Jacaranda Pedra, Jacaranda Paulista, Jacaranda Roxo,

Durability Notes:
Jacaranda pardo wood is a very durable timber.

The drying and seasoning of Jacaranda Pardo 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; Jacaranda Pardo - air-dries slowly and can be prone to checking. 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.

Jacaranda Pardo has good strength properties in all categories apart from steam bending, which is rated as tolerable. Jacaranda Pardo is quite challenging to work and has a severe blunting effect on tools.

Typical Uses:
Flooring, Furniture, Cabinetry, Carvings, Musical instruments, Decorative veneers.

Moisture Content:
Guide - 10-18% for KD (+/- 2%)

Commonly asked questions about Jacaranda pardo Wood

Is Jacaranda pardo a hardwood or a softwood? Jacaranda pardo is a hardwood. It is the same for; is Jacaranda pardo hardwood or softwood? - Jacaranda pardo is a hardwood.

Most groups/families of species share the same characteristics but this normally relates to their life as plants. Individual species do not always share the same characteristics as their relatives, in terms of the wood. Many factors influence how we use the wood and what we use it for, including where it grows, how it is forested, how it seasons/dries, etc. The answers to the following common questions, therefore relate to this particular species/wood and not the Jacaranda pardo family as a whole. Even more specific – our answers relate to the wood (as we know it) in its form as a useable resource.

What colour is Jacaranda pardo? Jacaranda pardo can be described as brown, dark brown, dark red, red

Is Jacaranda pardo good for outdoor use? or is Jacaranda pardo good for exterior use? Jacaranda pardo is most suited for exterior/external use. Jacaranda pardo can be used as an exterior/external timber (without treatment).

Whether the wood is naturally durable or not we would still recommend that it is decorated and/or coated with a suitable product to provide protection and/or maintain its appearance. This even applies when using the wood internally as, even subtle, changes in temperature or humidity will affect the wood. This will depend on the application/purpose of the wood and the user’s desired appearance. We also recommend that a recoating, care and maintenance programme is adhered to, for the life of an exterior wood. Wood cannot rot if it is kept dry – coatings and decoration can provide this protection. All of that said there are many durable timbers that are often left to weather naturally and will last for many years untreated/coated – movement and visual changes will occur but this is sometimes the desired effect. All wood is hygroscopic (it 'wants' to be in tune with its environment) it will therefore take on water from moisture in the air (or when directly exposed to or submerged in water) and ‘release it’ when dry or exposed to heat. This, inevitably, results in movement and dimensional change. For more about moisture in wood please click here - Moisture in wood

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