Machiche

machiche

Scientific Name: Lonchocarpus spp.
Location: Throughout tropical America
Dried Weight: 55lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,700lbf
Crushing Strength: 12,500lbf /in2

 

Machiche has a heartwood that varies from light brown to darker reddish brown and it has patterns of thin, light coloured lines. The sapwood is a yellow color. The grain is straight, irregular, or interlocked and it has a coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Machiche is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with despite its high density. The wood turns, glues, and finishes well.

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