Parana Pine comes from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The timber has medium bending and crushing strength and very low resistance to shock loads. It works easily with hand and machine tools with little or no blunting effect on cutting edges. It can be glued, stained, painted or polished to a good finish.
Sustainability: Listed in CITES Appendix 1 and as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Higher grades are used for internal joinery in doors and staircases. Logs are peeled for plywood manufacture and some are used for decorative veneers.
Comments: This species is now threatened and as a result we are unlikely to get any more. Get some of our legally obtained stock before it runs out.