Lignum Vitae

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General Information

Guaiacum officinale, G. sanctum

South America

20-30 ft (6-10 m) tall,

1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter

Marine or freshwater construction

Technical Information

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1260 (kg/m3) 

1.05, 1.26

19,510 N

127.2 Mpa

14.09 Gpa

84.1 Mpa

Radial: ~5%

Tangential: ~8%

Volumetric: ~13%

T/R Ratio: ~1.6

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