Peroba Rosa Hardwood

Peroba Rosa

Peroba Rosa wood, also known by its botanical name Aspidosperma polyneuron, is a beautiful and versatile timber. The heartwood of Peroba Rosa is a pinkie-brown colour, although it can vary from pink to red with purple, orange or yellow streaks. The wood darkens on exposure, with a yellowish sapwood not easily distinguishable from the heartwood. The grain of Peroba Rosa is straight to irregular and the texture is fine to very fine, with a low to medium gloss.

Peroba Rosa can be used for a variety of purposes, such as cabinetmaking, joinery and construction. It is a sustainable and legal source of timber, making it a popular choice for those looking for a reliable timber.

Peroba Rosa is a highly sought after timber, with its unique colour and texture making it a popular choice for a range of projects. Its versatility and durability make it an excellent choice for those looking for a strong and reliable timber.

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Also Called:
Amarello, Ibri Romi, Amargosa, Palo Rosa, Peroba Rosa, Red Peroba

Durability Notes:
Peroba rosais non durable and has very low natural resistance to decay, but is moderately resistant to common furniture beetle and powder-post beetle. The sapwood is permeable to preservative treatment, but the heartwood is resistant.

The drying and seasoning of Peroba Rosa 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; Peroba Rosa - dries quickly with considerable shrinkage, so care needs to be taken to reduce impact on the grade and quality of the wood, which usually takes the form of splitting and distortion. Peroba Rosa shows medium movement in service. 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.

Peroba Rosa is a hard, heavy timber with a high crushing strength, low stiffness, medium resistance to shock loads and medium bending strength. Peroba Rosa is not suitable for steam bending. It works well with hand tools but has a tolerable blunting effect. Straight-grained wood works nicely. Peroba Rosa carves, nails, stains and glues well and is satisfactory for drilling, morticing, varnishing and painting. Peroba Rosa can be polished to a superb finish.

Typical Uses:
Furniture, Flooring, Cabinetry, Musical Instruments, Boat Building, Decking, Carving.

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

Commonly asked questions about Peroba rosa Wood

Is Peroba rosa a hardwood or a softwood? Peroba rosa is a hardwood. It is the same for; is Peroba rosa hardwood or softwood? - Peroba rosa 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 Peroba rosa 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 Peroba rosa? Peroba rosa can be described as brown, dark red, red, orange

Is Peroba rosa good for outdoor use? or is Peroba rosa good for exterior use? Peroba rosa is most suited for internal/interior use. Peroba rosa should not 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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