Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. Applying a thick protective finish, and keeping the wood out of direct sunlight can help slow this color shift. Well defined sapwood is a pale yellowish color, though given the typically large trunk diameters, it’s seldom seen or included in imported lumber.
Workability: Bloodwood is extremely dense, and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. The wood tends to be brittle and can splinter easily while being worked. Those persistent enough to bear with the difficulties of working with Bloodwood to the finishing stage are rewarded with an exceptional and lustrous red surface.
Common Uses: Carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, and turned objects.
- Origin of Wood Type Africa, Honduras
- Avg. Weight Per BF 3.25 lb/ bf
- Rarity / Availability Readily Available
- Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 15″
- Typical Avg. Length 4′ to 12′
- Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Boat Building, Musical Instruments, Veneer and many other uses
- Lumber Grades FEQ, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Crotch (Figure)
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