Timborana Wood Floor
Scientific Name: Pseusopiptadenia psilostachya or Enterolobium schomburgkii
Other Names and Species: Angelium Angico Batibatra Coumarouna odorata Cobi Jebio Galondrino Harino Hevio Menudito Timbauba Yiguire
Origin: Central America and Brazil
Appearance: The sapwood of timborana is yellow to cream colored, while the heartwood is more of a light yellow with occasional darker streaks. The species has a straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy grain. Timborana is referred to as medium textured, laying somewhere between fine and coarse. Its luster in its raw state is low to medium in appearance.
Properties: Timborana has a moderate resistance to fungus and termites. The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to have no odor. Timborana dries at a slightly slower rate than some other species of wood.
Hardness (Janka): 1570; As a flooring option, timborana is a hard and durable wood. It is within ten percent of hard maple's hardness, about twenty percent harder than red oak, close to eighty percent as hard as jarrah, and is roughly seventy-one percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.
Workability: Timborana can be slightly difficult to saw properly due to its hardness. Pre-boring is necessary to ensure proper nailing. Glue holds well with this flooring and this species requires some effort to sand properly.
Principal Uses: Timborana's uses include flooring, house framing, heavy carpentry, musical instruments, and furniture.