||Freijo (Cordia goeldiana)
||Also known as South American walnut, frei jorge, jenny wood, and cordia wood.
||Grows in South America.
||Generally straight grained with a uniform, coarse texture and rich, golden luster. Heartwood is golden brown maturing to dark brown and not well demarcated from sapwood.
||Resembles teak in appearance and strength properties. Moderately hard and heavy, brittle, low stiffness and shock resistance, medium bending and crushing strengths, poor steam bending rating, and good stability in use. Heartwood is resistant to white or brown-rot fungi.
||Works easily enough but sharp edges critical to avoid grain-tearing. Pre-drilling required for screwing or nailing. Glues, stains, and polishes well – grain filling often required. Not a good turnery wood.
||Used mainly for cabinetry, furniture, interior joinery, and paneling. Also used as a substitute for teak in ship building. Other uses include wine casks, barrels, flooring, and decorative veneers.