Madrone

madrone

Scientific Name: Arbutus menziesii
Location: western coast of North America
Dried Weight: 50lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,460lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,900lbf /in2

Madrone has a color that tends to be a cream or pinkish brown color, but can also have dark red patches in it. The grain is straight and it has a fine even textured the end grain is semi-ring-porous or diffuse-porous. Madrone is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with but it is difficult to dry. The wood has excellent turning properties and it stains and finishes well.

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