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Quebracho
(Schinopsis spp)
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COMMON NAMES:   Quebracho, brauna (Brazil)

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   1

DENSITY:  75 lbs./cu.ft.

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:

RADIAL MOVEMENT:

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:

DURABILITY1:   Very durable

SOURCE:  Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, southern Brazil

DESCRIPTION:   Quebracho's heartwood is light red when first cut, darkening to a beautiful brick red after exposure, sometimes marked with dark brown almost black stripes. Fine textured and extremely hard. Difficult to work with hand tools. Rather poor in-use stability with a tendency to check. Very high tannin content.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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