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Cabreuva - wood, parquet, profileCabreuva is native to southern Brazil and Argentina, occasionally occurs in Paraguay. The tree grows up to 30 meters high.
Its wood smells similar to that of cedar.
The sapwood and heartwood are sharply separated. The sapwood is narrow and yellowish, the heartwood contrast reddish brown and very decorative with dark, partly black veins. The wood has a beautiful, natural shine. The wood structure is straight-grained. Twisting is rare. The texture is even and very fine. There may be flaws within the wood that sometimes lead to longitudinal cracks.
The wood of Cabreuva is drying well. It hardly shows tendencies for throwing and cracking, shrinks very little and is very durable. It is not resistant to insects, but is rarely attacked by them. Cabreuva wood is heavy, hard, very firm, but elastic. When working a lot of power must be used. Planed surfaces are very smooth, have a great shine and are very good to polish. The wood is good for turning and knife and peelable. Glue is well received.
Cabreuva wood darkens slightly as the light falls. When fresh, the wood exudes a pleasant cedar smell.
The wood of Cabreuva
is almost used as that of the Cedrela. One uses the wood of the one as a substitute for the other. So it is called
Building and construction timber used in shipbuilding, water, civil engineering and bridge construction, in the general building carpentry, for floors and parquet and also in the decorative interior, for veneers and inlays, for furniture production especially for luxury items and in the Drechslerei. Since the wood of Cabreuva contains a lot of oil, it is mainly used in perfumery. You make essences from it. Even for medical purposes, the oil is used.
Cabreuva wood is a very exclusive parquet wood for modern ambience. There are different colors. Cabreuva Pardo is medium brown with tender excursions to olive, yellow and nut. Cabreuva Rosso has a rich dark red color with an elegant design. In addition to Padouk, the wood has the darkest red in the parquet area. The grain is very fine. The hardness is very good, better than that of oak. Thus, the parquet is well suited for the stressed private living area, as well as for the commercial property sector. The parquet is also suitable for underfloor heating, then as a two-layer parquet.
First allergic reactions to components of the Careuva wood have become known, mostly in parketters.