Primavera

Primavera

Introduction

 

Primavera looks almost like a variety of alternative wood species, like Ceylon Satinwood, and is typically additionally referred to as “White Mahogany.” Primavera, (species Cybistax donnel-smithii), timber tree of Central America with good yellow flowers, or its firm light wood, usually referred to as white mahogany. Though the tree is unrelated to Cuban mahogany, the wood resembles it in being simple to figure, lustrous, and free of tendency to warp.

 

The heartwood is somewhat immune to the effect of decay. Though this wood is liable to the attack of insects and pests. Primavera is accepted for its overall sensible weathering properties. Also, heartwood and sapwood don't seem to be well outlined and look similar in color, with the exception that the sapwood is somewhat additional perishable than the heartwood.

Although no proverbial direct testing has been performed, Primavera has been found to contain Lapachenole and Lapachol, two sensitizers found in other wood species that are well-known to cause skin irritation. Therefore correct care and precautionary methods ought to be employed while working with this wood.

 

In tropical Mexico and Nicaragua, loggers dead set harvesting the deer primavera tree should pay close attention to its sap flow, too. If they cut once the sap runs high, it seeps out the ends of the log and quickly attracts a horde of insects that harm the wood before it gets to the mill. But how, in delicate gentle weather, will they tell once the sap is low? It's simple enough to them: They watch the moon. Like ocean tides, the sap of the primavera tree follows the phases of the moon. Once the moon is on the rise, the sap rises. within the dark phases of the moon, it falls. therefore that is once the harvest of this uncommon tree begins. Primavera wood, while not the defect of small pinholes caused by insects, becomes lovely furnishings. Its yellowish-red color, streaky by brown, orange, and red, often displays a fiddle-back figure. If insane, however, the wood has very little price.

 

Primavera is really a novel species of tree, fully grown in Central America’s coffee plantations to supply a source of shade for the coffee plants. So as to guard the environment and also the plantation, There's no large work equipment being used. Harvesting and truck loading is completed by hand! Trees reach maturity faster than several species and are harvested from the plantations and made for the veneer. As a result of strict logging laws, solely planted trees are allowed to be harvested, therefore one can make certain that your veneer is plantation fully grown and sustainably harvested. Typically remarked as “Golden Mahogany”, Primavera is a lovely species with high luster in each raw veneer and under a finish. Its creamy blonde color and computation characteristics build Primavera as extremely asked for a veneer for architectural woodwork, elegant furnishings, and cabinetwork. There are certain benefits of growing this tree. They have a tendency to grow to maturity quicker than most species. The gathering method is complete mistreatment of “Low-Impact” handwork and loading. Solely the planted trees are harvested thus they're property. The wood has high luster in each raw veneer and under a finish.

 

Specification

 

Common Name(s): 

This wood is also known by the names Primavera, Prima Vera, Durango, San Juan, Palo blanco, Cortez, and Cortez Blanco.

 

Scientific Name:

Roseodendron donnell-smithii (syn. Cybistax donnell-smithii, Tabebuia donnell-smithii)

 

Distribution: 

The primavera tree, native to Mexico and Central America, will reach up to 100 feet high, with a trunk up to 4 feet wide. A pioneer species, it flourishes in disturbed areas and lowland soils made in minerals. The tree additionally has important measures attributable to its extremely valued wood.

 

Tree Size: 

This tree can grow up to a height of about 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall,  with a trunk diameter of about 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m).

 

Average Dried Weight: 

The average dried weight of this wood is 29 lbs/ft3 (465 kg/m3)

 

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .40, .47

 

Janka Hardness: 710 lbf (3,170 N)

 

Color and Appearance:

The color of this wood typically ranges from a pale cream color to a golden yellow. The heartwood is whitish to straw-yellow, and in some logs, It's going to be tinted with pale brown or pinkish streaks. The texture is medium to rather coarse, and also the grain is straight to wavy, that produces a good style of figure patterns. The wood additionally contains a very high luster. Shrinkage is very low, and also the wood shows a high degree of dimensional stability. Color tends to darken and become a lot of prominently redder with age. will exhibit a ribbon-like iridescent grain pattern just like quarter sawn Sapele.

 

Grain and texture:

Grain typically ranges from straight to slightly interlocked. Medium texture and medium-sized pores, with a naturally high luster. This natural luster helps with the graceful finishing of the wood. Despite the fact that the wood has an interlocked grain pattern, it's relatively straightforward to figure out attributable to its relatively light density.

 

Workability:

Although Primavera often has interlocked and irregular grain, it's overall quite simple to work: presumably on account of its rather low density compared to different hardwoods. It does, however, have a moderate blunting impact on cutting edges, therefore carbide tools are suggested. Primavera also tends to separate once nailed or screwed, therefore pilot holes are suggested despite the wood’s softness. This wood turns fairly well and is utilized in such a large amount of turned objects. It responds to, glues, stains, and finishes very well.

 

Odor:

There is no characteristic odor created while working with this wood.

 

Availability:

Primavera is often oversubscribed in each lumber and veneer kind. costs ought to be within the mid-range for foreign lumber; costs are seemingly to be stabler than different tropical american exotics since it's conjointly plantation full-grown. This wood species isn't listed within the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of vulnerable Species.

 

Common Uses:

The most common uses for this wood are veneer, furniture, cabinetry, and interior trim. Several makers and merchandise producers use primavera wood in their businesses. The wood contains a place within the furniture- and cabinet-making industries, moreover as finding acceptance as a fabric for decks. It makes a wonderful wood for interior trim, like moldings, and ornamental veneer. Primavera conjointly receives use in boat building, paneling, and joinery. Appliance manufacturers use primavera for products, like radio and tv cupboards, whereas flooring makers use it to make their product moreover.



Frequently asked questions

 

What is primavera wood?

Primavera looks almost like a variety of alternative wood species, like Ceylon Satinwood, and is typically additionally referred to as “White Mahogany.” Primavera, (species Cybistax donnel-smithii), timber tree of Central America with good yellow flowers, or its firm light wood, usually referred to as white mahogany. Though the tree is unrelated to Cuban mahogany, the wood resembles it in being simple to figure, lustrous, and free of tendency to warp.

 

What is spalted primavera wood?

Spalting is any kind of wood coloration caused by fungi. Though primarily found in dead trees, spalting can even occur in living trees below stress. Though spalting will cause weight loss and strength loss within the wood, the distinctive coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought-after by woodworkers.

 

Where is primavera wood grown?

The primavera tree, native to Mexico and Central America, will reach up to 100 feet high, with a trunk up to 4 feet wide. A pioneer species, it flourishes in disturbed areas and lowland soils made in minerals. The tree additionally has important measures attributable to its extremely valued wood.



References

https://www.wood-database.com/primavera/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalting

https://www.britannica.com/plant/primavera-tree

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