||Parana Pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
||Also known as Brazilian pine.
||Grows in S. America, primarily in the Brazilian state of Parana.
||Very attractive wood with straight grain, very close density, honey coloring, and very subdued growth rings.
||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.
||Glues and finishes without difficulty and holds nails and screws quite well.
||Used for staircases, trim, sash, doors, cabinet framing, vehicle components, furniture, turnery, general construction, plywood veneers, and pulp.