Roble (Northofaqus, obliqua)
Similiar Woods: Rauli, Coihue, Coigui, Lenga
Trade Names: Roble, Roble-Pellin
Origin: Chile, Argentina
Range: In Chile, from Santiago to Porto Mont and in Argentina the area adjacent to this grows in deep fertile soils in low elevations but also in higher elevations up to 6000'.
Uses: Used for flooring, turnery, furniture, bridge construction, and posts. In burl form it is a very valuable specie used as veneer for high end architectural projects. Resembles maple and also elm in the burl form.
Properties: A very strong rigid durable wood which is resistant to rot and decay.
Machining: Machines well with all tools but with some blunting effect.
Seasoning: Must be dried slowly in order to prevent checking and warping.