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Patagonian Maple Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Patagonian Maple (Balfourodendron, riedelianum) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Guatambu, Pau Marfin.
Grown in: Paraguay.
Description
Patagonian Maple is a dense, cream-colored wood widely used as an American Maple substitute in furniture. Patagonian Maple has distinctive "curl" markings somewhat similar to "curly" American Maple but which run in varying angles as opposed to running at right angles as in American Maple.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Patagonian Maple offers a medium range of color variability, ranging from pale cream colors to yellowish cream tones. In the lower grades, the darker tan/brown colors of the heartwood can be found.
Color Change: Patagonian Maple undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time to a more golden cream color and with a muting of the color range found when freshly sanded.
Where to Use
Patagonian Maple may be used both residentially and commercially wherever a "blond" look is desired.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Patagonian Maple.
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