|Chechen/Caribbean Rosewood |
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DESCRIPTION: Remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation & character. Texture is fine & uniform; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness & density; sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish & takes an excellent polish. Dark reddish brown to golden brown or tan with lots of variation & alternating color.
OTHER NAMES: Black poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood, Chechem, Chechem negro, Chechen, Poisontree
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Central America, Mexico, Yucatan
BOTANICAL NAME: Metopium browneii
USES: Furniture, flooring, turnery, accessories, musical instruments & small parts.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2300