Leopardwood

leopardwood

Scientific Name: Roupala spp.
Location: Central and South America
Dried Weight: 56lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,150lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

 

Leopardwood is medium to dark reddish brown color with grey or light brown rays and it has very conspicuous flecking. The grain is straight and it has a fairly coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Leopardwood is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is a fairly difficult wood to work with because of its high density. It glues and finishes well.

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