Redheart

redheart

Scientific Name: Erythroxylum spp. and Simira spp.
Location: southern Mexico to southern Brazil & Paraguay
Dried Weight: 40lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,700lbf /in2

Redheart can be a very bright, watermelon red when freshly cut. The color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board. It can be a light orange/pink to a darker brownish red. The color will quickly fade to a reddish brown in sunlight. The grain is straight and it has a fine even texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is good to work with and planes, machines, sands, turns, glues, and finishes well.

 

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