Snakewood

snakewood

Scientific Name: Brosimum guianense
Location: coastal regions of northeast South America
Dried Weight: 73lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,800lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,800lbf /in2

Snakewood is known for its snake like pattern. It is typically reddish brown with contrasting darker or black patches. The wood darkens and homogenized with age and exposure to light. The grain is straight and it has a fine even texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Snakewood is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is extremely dense and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. The wood turns and finishes well. It also will polish to a very high natural polish.

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