Exotic Hardwood - Lacewood

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Lacewood

Availability

  • Select & Better: 8/4*

Janka Hardness

  • 840 lbf (pounds force)

Basic Specific Gravity (oven dry weight/ green volume)

  • .43

Location

  • Central and South America.

Description

  • The wood is a darkish reddish brown with light brown rays, giving the lumber a lace-like figure or the appearance of spots like a leopard. The most pronounced figure is present when quartersawn. Lacewood has a straight grain and a coarse texture.

How well does it work?

  • Can be difficult to work with because of its density and can tear-out when planing. The lumber glues well and can be brought to an excellent finish.

Seasoning and Durability

  • Considered to be durable in regards to decay resistance.

Other notes on Lacewood

  • This particular species of Lacewood can also be called Leopardwood. The lumber generally falls under the name of Lacewood because of its similar appearance and lacey figure. The key difference of Leopardwood is that it is denser and darker in color in regards to the other species with the Lacewood name.

Toxicity

  • Can cause eye and skin irritation but severe cases are considered uncommon.

Common Uses

  • Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, musical instrument parts, and turnery.
  • * Stock is currently available in limited quanities. This generally means we have less than 500 BF, or the stock is either all narrow or an odd length.

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