Yellow Heart, also called Pau Amarello(scientific name: Euxylophoraparaensis), has a heartwood of pale to golden yellow color, which darkens with age. Sapwood is white or pale yellow. Its texture is fine, luster is high and grain is generally straight though with some waviness or interlocking.

Yellow Heart is commonly found in Brazil. It is moderately durable for resisting decay and insect attack.

Janka Hardness :
7,950 N(1,790 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :
825 kg/m3(52 lbs/ft3)

Workability :
Easy to work with hand tools and machine tools, but can be difficult if grain is interlocked or figured. It is good with glues and finishes well. It has a moderate blunting effect on cutting tools.

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Pricing / Availability

It is an extremely affordable imported exotic wood which is usually adequately available in domestic markets; as it is imported frequently from Brazil, where it is of tremendous financial and agricultural significance.

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Sustainability

It is not mentioned on the IUCN’s Red List and in the CITES Appendices.

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Common uses

It is a versatile material and is used for flooring, in furniture and boat manufacturing procedures but also in sophisticated turned items and interior accents.

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