Cerejeira (Amburana Cearensis) is a hardwood lumber species native to Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as Brazilian Oak or Blonde Mahogany. Cerejeira lumber is known for its beautiful grain, color, and durability.Cerejeira lumber is a sustainable and renewable resource. It is harvested from managed forests that are replanted with new trees after harvesting.
Heartwood yellowish or light brown with a slight orange hue darkening somewhat on exposure, not sharply demarcated from sapwood. Texture medium to coarse; luster medium to high; grain interlocked and irregular; with mild to distinct scent and taste of cumarin or vanilla; rather waxy appearance and feel.
Easy to work with machine or hand tools, some difficulty in planing due to the interlocked grain. Reported to saw woolly when cut green.
Reported to have good resistance to attack by decay fungi and insects.
ROUGH CUT LUMBER
Rough cut lumber comes straight from the mill through the dry kiln in the form of planks. This is a version of lumber that has been kiln dried with no further processing.
SURFACE 2 SIDES (S2S)
Surfaced Two Sides (S2S) is rough lumber that has been dressed on the top and bottom of the board in order to meet the requested thickness. Associated Hardwoods has state-of-the-art planers that dress the boards to meet the customer's exact specifications.
Rip-To-Width lumber is where both sides of the board are ripped to a customer's specified width after surfacing.
Rip-To-Width/Cut-To-Length is where the board is manufactured and defected to a customer's unique specifications.
Glued-To-Spec is where boards are ripped & cut and glued into a panels.
NHLA Grading Rules
The NHLA grades are based on the percentage of clear-defect free wood on a board. The measurements of this percentage are referred to as clear-cuttings.
Other than the FAS grades, the grade of the board is determined from the percentage of these clear cuttings and do not consider defects outside of the clear areas.
Learn more about NHLA Grading with this downloadable resource.