Manzanita

manzanita

Scientific Name: Arctostaphylos spp.
Location: shrubland regions of western North America
Dried Weight: 57lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,350lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

Manzanita has a heartwood that is brownish red, sometimes with a bright orange hue. The sapwood is a pale off white to a light brown color. It is common for the grain to have burls, be wild, or swirled and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood has a good natural lustre. It is tricky to work with because of the defects and irregular grain. But it does turn and finishes well.

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