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Basralocus hardhout

Basralocus wood comes from Suriname, Brazil and French Guiana. The heartwood is golden, rusty or purplish brown in color with a mostly brownish-red glow. This clearly contrasts with the 30 to 60 mm wide sapwood, which is light gray in color when fresh and turns a light reddish brown after exposure to daylight. Other names for Basralocus wood include Angélique and Basralokus.

Basralocus wood, immune to ship-worm

Basralocus hardwood is very popular for applications in hydraulic engineering. Basralocus piles are naturally immune to shipworm. The wood contains 0.5 – 2.5% pebble bodies, making it practically resistant to shipworms in a temperate climate. In combination with the remarkable strength, Basralocus wood is ideally suited as pile and construction wood in hydraulic engineering. A typical Dutch application is the use of Basralocus piles for the balance picks of drawbridges. Basralocus hardwood also naturally has a good resistance to fungi. This makes this type of wood very durable and ideal for use in hydraulic engineering applications. Basralocus wood is reasonably easy to work with. We do, however, recommend that you use hardened steel tools in connection with the silica content.

The price of Basralocus and other hardwoods depends a lot on availability, exchange rates, demand and other factors. For current prices call our sales team on +31 547 286 350 or reach us via the form on the right.

Properties Basralocus wood

 Name: Basralocus
Alternative names: Basterd Locus, Angelica Do Para, Bas Ra Locus, Basra Locus
Appearance: Gold, rust, to purple brown hardwood
Sustainability class: I/II
Strength class: D18
Mass kg/m3: Fresh 1000 – 1150
Dried 660 – 900
Glue: Moderate
Finishing: Reasonably finishable, carbide tools are recommended due to pebble content
Combination with iron:
Origin: South America
Extra: Very durable, resistant to fungi and insects, immune to shipworm due to the pebble content. Suitable for hydraulic engineering
Adaptations: Pile and construction timber in hydraulic engineering and Basralocus Piles for the balance awls of drawbridges

Our sales team will be happy to assist with questions about purchasing Basralocus hardwood. Call us on +31 547 286 350 or reach us using the form on the right.

Source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10th revised edition