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Wood Properties of Catalpa

Catalpa Amount of Figure
High

Catalpa Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Catalpa Availability of Wood
Limited

Catalpa Available As Lumber
Yes

Catalpa Available as Veneer
No

Catalpa Available only in small sizes
No

Catalpa Bending Strength
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Catalpa Botanical Name
Catalpa spp

Catalpa Carving
Good, easy to carve

Catalpa Clear Finish or Varnish
Poor

Catalpa Color of Wood
Gray Brown

Catalpa Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Crushing Strength
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Decorative Figure
Yes

Catalpa Density
Moderate

Catalpa Drilling
Good

Catalpa Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Catalpa Gluing
Average - Requires control

Catalpa Grain
Straight

Catalpa Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Catalpa Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Catalpa Hand Tooling
Average

Catalpa Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Catalpa Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Catalpa Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Catalpa Interlocked Grain
No

Catalpa Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Catalpa Machine Tools
Average

Catalpa Mortising
Good

Catalpa Movement after drying
Low

Catalpa Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

Catalpa Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Catalpa Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Catalpa Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Planing
Good

Catalpa Polishing
Fair

Catalpa Pounds per cubic foot maximum
29

Catalpa Pounds per cubic foot minimum
29

Catalpa Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Catalpa Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Catalpa Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Catalpa Screw Holding
Fair - Screws are fairly easy to pull out

Catalpa Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Catalpa Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Catalpa Specific Gravity
Moderate

Catalpa Specific Gravity maximum
.41

Catalpa Specific Gravity minimum
.41

Catalpa Staining
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Steam Bending
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Stiffness
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Catalpa Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Catalpa Toughness
Insufficient Data Available

Catalpa Turning
Good

Catalpa Weight
Light

Catalpa Wood Defects
Check (or split)

Catalpa Work Notes
None

Catalpa Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Catalpa Use for Carving
no

Catalpa Use for Cooperage
no

Catalpa Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Catalpa Use for Flooring
no

Catalpa Use for Furniture
YES

Catalpa Use for Handles
no

Catalpa Use for Heavy Construction
no

Catalpa Use for Inlay
no

Catalpa Use for Interior Finish
YES

Catalpa Use for Light Construction
YES

Catalpa Use for Marine Applications
no

Catalpa Use for Marquetry
no

Catalpa Use for Millwork
YES

Catalpa Use for Models and Patterns
no

Catalpa Use for Musical Instruments
no

Catalpa Use for Novelties
no

Catalpa Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Catalpa Use for Shingles
no

Catalpa Use for Sports Equipment
no

Catalpa Use for Turnery
no

Catalpa Use for Woodenware
no





     
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