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 Timber Species

Darina

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Scientific Name Dinizia excelsa
Family Leguminosae
Standard Name Darina
Other Names Angelim vermelho, Angelim pedra
Wood Appearance Heartwood is reddish brown, sometimes with colored streaks; slightly paler sapwood isn’t always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Freshly sawn surfaces can have a lighter olive hue, with color darkening to a deeper reddish brown with age.
Physical & Mechanical Properties Grain is usually interlocked, with a uniform, medium-coarse texture. Moderate natural luster.
Natural Durability Rated as durable to very durable, with good resistance to insect attack.
Timber Processing Considered to be difficult to work on account of its density and irregular grain. The wood also has a high cutting resistance with a pronounced blunting effect on cutters.
Uses Heavy construction (exterior applications), flooring, decking, boatbuilding, docks, and other applications where its strength and rot resistance can be utilized.
Availability Heavy construction (exterior applications), flooring, decking, boatbuilding, docks, and other applications where its strength and rot resistance can be utilized.