Bulletwood

bulletwood

Scientific Name: Manilkara bidentata
Location: Caribbean, Central & South America
Dried Weight: 66lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,190lbf
Crushing Strength: 13,380lbf /in2

Bulletwood has a heartwood that is a medium to dark reddish brown in color, which will darken with age. The sapwood of Bulletwood is a pale yellow color. The grain is straight to interlocked and has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Bulletwood is rated as very durable when it comes to decay. The wood can be somewhat difficult to work with because of its high density and moderate blunting effect on cutters. Bulletwood responds well to steam bending but it can pose a challenge when it comes to gluing.

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