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DESCRIPTION: An exotic wood that is bright red to reddish or purplish brown, with rather distinct stripes. The sapwood is clearly distinct from the heartwood, & is almost white in color. It is hard & superior to Teak & probably Mahogany. The wood is exceptionally heavy. The density of the wood is very high. Medium to fine texture that takes finish well, though a sanding sealer helps to get a glassy smooth surface.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama) BOTANICAL NAME: Platymiscium yucatanum.
USES: Cabinetmaking, inlay work, tool handles, drawer sides, furniture, handles, musical instruments, ornamental work & veneer.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2450