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Janka Hardness 1912 (what's this? )
Amendoim is 152% as hard as Red Oak (1912 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Pterogyne, nitens
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Amendoim, Ybyario
  • Origin
    South America
  • Description
    Amendoim features swirling grains with small burl figures, medium texture, and medium to high luster.
  • Stability
    Amendoim demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Amendoim exhibits a medium degree of color change as this wood will mute and become a more uniform, turning darker tan-brown with reddish highlights over time. 
  • Color Range
    Amendoim has a color range that stretches from a light tan brown with an orange cast to medium brown with tan and reddish highlights. 
  • Other Characteristics
    Amendoim has good machining qualities, and it sands well.

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