Parana Pine

Name Parana Pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as Brazilian pine.
Sources Grows in S. America, primarily in the Brazilian state of Parana.
Appearance Very attractive wood with straight grain, very close density, honey coloring, and very subdued growth rings.
Physical Props Similar in strength and hardness to United States yellow pines but has much better working qualities. Rates medium in bending and crushing strength and low in stiffness, shock resistance, and decay resistance. Stable in service but can distort significantly if not seasoned properly.
Working Props Glues and finishes without difficulty and holds nails and screws quite well.
Uses Used for staircases, trim, sash, doors, cabinet framing, vehicle components, furniture, turnery, general construction, plywood veneers, and pulp.