Common Name(s): Tineo
Scientific Name: Weinmannia trichosperma
Distribution: South America (mainly Chile and Argentina)
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 44 lbs/ft3 (710 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .55, .71
Janka Hardness: 1,030 lbf (4,570 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 13,050 lbf/in2 (90.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,568,000 lbf/in2 (10.81 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 6,400 lbf/in2 (44.1 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: ~4%, Tangential: ~8%, Volumetric: ~13%
Color/Appearance: Heartwood colors vary from pink, red, or orangish brown. Contrasting dark brown to black veins sometimes present. Sapwood is a pale yellowish brown, usually demarcated from the heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a uniform medium texture and good natural luster.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; exclusively solitary; small pores in no specific arrangement, very numerous; tyloses and mineral deposits occasionally present, though not visible with hand lens; parenchyma not visible; medium to wide rays, spacing normal.
Rot Resistance: Rated as non-durable, and also susceptible to insect attack.
Workability: Works well with both hand and machine tools. Glues, turns, and finishes well.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Tineo. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Available in limited quantities, usually as small turning blanks, short lumber, and veneer sheets. Expect prices to be in the mid to upper range for an imported hardwood.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Veneer, furniture, interior millwork, and turned objects.
Comments: This Chilean wood is favored for its unique colors and dramatic contrasting veins of black.