Latin: AMBURANA CEARENSIS Origin: TROPICAL SOUTH AMERICA
Cerejeira is also known as Roble (in Argentina) or Amburana (its' genus name) and can be referred to as a "Blonde Mahogany". This species resembles Mahogany in that it has a similar grain and texture to it, but with a slightly lighter/yellowish color to it. When it is quartersawn it tends to have a ribbon-stripe figure to it, but in other cases it can also have a wavy or feather crotch grain, especially when in veneer form. It is rated as a moderately durable species and is said to be easy to work with, whether it be with machines or hand tools. Cerejeira turns, glues, and finishes well, and is commonly used for veneers, furniture, flooring, carvings, and doors.
Uneven, coarse texture w/ slightly oily feel
Usually straight or shallowly interlocked
Uncommon as an allergy sensitizer
Ranges from a pale yellow to medium brown