Pheasantwood

pheasantwood

Scientific Name: Senna Siamea
Location: native to South/southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 50lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,490lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,150lbf /in2

 

Pheasantwood has a heartwood that is medium to dark brown, to nearly black in color, with lighter brown contrasting stripes, sometimes with a reddish or yellow hue. The grain is interlocked or wavy and it has a coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Pheasantwood is rated as durable in regards to decay. The wood is somewhat moderate to work with because of its pronounced blunting effect and high cutting resistance. The wood glues, turns, and finishes well.

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