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Cameron

Wood Flooring Species

Scientific Name:

Samanea pedicellaris

Other Names and Species:

Alazano
Camaron
Conejo
Degame
Guayabo
Harino
Lemonwood
Surra

Origin:

Southern Mexico and Central America

Appearance:

The sapwood of cameron is light-brown to white, while the heartwood is olive-brown in color. The species has an irregular, interlocked grain and is fine and uniform in texture.

Properties:

Cameron is somewhat durable in its exposed form with regard to decay. The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to have no odor. Cameron can take some time to dry properly but does have good stability characteristics once dry.

Janka Hardness: 1940

As a flooring option, cameron is a very hard and durable wood. It is nearly identical in hardness to merbau, is roughly thirty-five percent harder than hard maple, about twenty percent harder than wenge, and approaches santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.

Workability:

Cameron cuts rather easily and cleanly. This species sands easily and takes a good finish.

Principal Uses:

Cameron’s uses include flooring, furniture, and general construction.

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