|Satinwood (Jamaican) |
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DESCRIPTION: Hard & durable golden/yellowish wood, having a satiny luster/satin like sheen; even-grained wood of an evergreen (Zanthoxylum flavum) found in the Florida Keys & the West Indies. East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood; lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Central America, Latin America, West Indies (or Jamaica); native to the Bahamas, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe [France], Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico [US] & southern Florida.
BOTANICAL NAME: Zanthoxylum flava
USES: Cabinetmaking, decorative veneer, furniture, inlay work, marquetry, turnery, ornamental work, picker sticks, spindles, stencil & chisel blocks, umbrella handles & tool handles.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1820