Tineo (Weinmannia, trichosperma)
Similiar Woods: Red Gum, Australian Myrtle, Apple
Trade Names: Tineo, Palo Santo
Range: From the middle to the Southern most point of Chile in elevations up to 6000 usually growing on the southern sides of slopes or with a vegetation cover which filters light. In humid areas with abundant rainfall in acidic soil high in organic content.
Uses: Furniture, flooring, and as decorative veneers.
Properties: This tree has a large percentage of sapwood and a small percentage of heartwood rarely exceeding 50% of its volume. The bark is used for curing wounds and the flowers from the tree can produce honey. The wood itself is extremely hard and strong.
Machining: It machines well with all hand and power tools.
Seasoning: Should dry slowly to prevent warping and checking.