The Boxwood Family
|Scientific Name:||Buxus sempervirens|
|Location:||Europe, northwest Africa & southwest Asia|
|Crushing Strength:||9,950lbf /in2|
Boxwood has a color that is light cream to yellow, which tends to darken slightly with prolonged exposure to light. It has a fine even texture and gives off a natural lustre. The grain is straight or slightly irregular. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Boxwood is rated a durable when it comes to decay. The wood is somewhat difficult to work with in flat dimensions but does superbly when turning. Boxwood has a slight blunting effect on cutters.
|Scientific Name:||Calycophyllum multiflorum|
|Crushing Strength:||7,800lbf /in2|
Castelo Boxwood has a heartwood that is light brown to a pale yellowish color. The sapwood is lighter in color. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked and it carries a fine uniform texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Caste lot is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. The wood is fair to work with and it has been reported to have a high cutting resistance when dry. Castelo turns, glues, and finishes well.