Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes. When the wood is referred to as “Hormigo,” various suffixes are used to describe the heartwood color: “Hormigo Negro” for darker pieces or “Hormigo Rojo” for orangish red pieces. Clearly demarcated sapwood is yellow to white.
Workability: Overall, good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools, though areas of interlocked grain should be approached with care to avoid tearout. Able to take a very high natural polish. Turns and glues well.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, musical instruments, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.
Origin of Wood Type Central America
Botanical Name Playmiscium yucatanum
Specific Gravity 0.79
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.25 lb/bf
Color Range Yellow – Orange – Red – Brown
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 4′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Box Making, Wooden Jewelry, Decorative Items, Veneer and many other uses
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Macacauba and Trebol
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