Marblewood

marblewood

Scientific Name: Zygia racemosum
Location: northeastern South America
Dried Weight: 63lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,530lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,990lbf /in2

 

Marblewood has a heartwood that is yellow to golden brown with irregular brown, purple, or black streaks. The grain is straight or slightly interlocked and it has a medium texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Marblewood is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with on account of its density and moderate to severe blunting effect. The wood glues, turns, and finishes well.

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