Botanical Name: Phoebe porosa Imbuia is a rich wood, sometimes beautifully figured, and most commonly seen in North America in veneer and paneling. The wood has a peculiar, but not unpleasant, spicy odor and taste. Its sawdust may cause irritation and sneezing for some people.
Other Names: Amarela, Brazilian walnut, canella, embuia, imbuya.
Characteristics: Usually straight, but frequently wavy grain; fine texture; olive or yellow to chocolate brown with visible growth rings.
Uses: Fine furniture and cabinetmaking, joinery, gunstocks, paneling and veneers.
Workability: Generally good; dulls cutters slightly; poor bending properties.
Finishing: Accepts finishes very well.
Weight: 41 Ib./cu. ft.