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Curupay - wood, parquet, profileCurupay, scientifically called "Anadenanthera macrocarpa", is a tree that grows up to 24 meters high, which occurs mainly in South America.
Its trunk can reach a diameter of up to 90 centimeters.
By nature, this wood is very resistant to insect and fungal attack and is mainly used as a parquet in the interior and outdoor terrace construction.
Special features of Curupay
The wood of the Curupay is characterized by its intense red-brown color. The heartwood is usually reddish brown and is covered with dark stripes. When the wood is freshly cut, it is light brown and darkens reddish brown. The color of the splint is yellow brown or pale pink.
The peculiarity of the wood is that it is very finely grained and captivates with its fine shine. As the wood
is attributed very decorative and elegant character, it is mainly used there as a floor covering, where elegance matters. This is often the case in companies or in hotels. In order to emphasize the natural structure of the wood, it is often oiled.
Thus, the structures and the color differences can be highlighted very well, which can be achieved with a paint, but not as strong as it is done by the oil.
The wood of the Curupay is extremely hard and can be
work very poorly, whereby it can be turned well. Therefore, it is not screwed as a parquet, but rather glued. For this, however, a special adhesive is required.
It is also interesting that over 4500 years ago, the seeds of Curupay in northwestern Argentina were smoked.