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Common Name: Coffeenut, Kentucky Coffeetree
Latin Name: Gymnocladus Dioicus
Characteristics of the Tree: This tree can grow to an average height of 28m (92ft) with a diameter of 1.5m (5ft).
Characteristics of the Wood: The course textured wood is ring porous with distinct figure. The sapwood is a pale yellow color with a reddish to reddish-brown heartwood.
Common Uses: Cabinetry, joinery, furniture, and general woodworking.
Workability: It can be worked easily with hand and machine tools. It glues well.
Finishing: It accepts stains well and can be polished to a fine finish.
Average Dry Weight: 675kg/m3 (41.9lb/ft3)
Source Information: “Native Trees of the Midwest” Purdue Uni. Press