The Palm Family

black-palmBlack Palm

Scientific Name: Borassus flabellifer
Location: tropical Asia & Africa
Dried Weight: 60lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,230lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

Black Palm has black fibres embedded in lighter tan or light brown wood. The fibres are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, while they are more sparse towards the center. The grain is straight (it does not contain any growth rings, knots, or defects) and it has a medium to fine texture. With palm being a monocot, the end grain is non typical when compared to other standard hardwoods. It does has a dotted pattern on it end grain. The wood is rated as durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of the hard fibre contrast with the soft body of wood. Take care during finishing and a sanding sealer is recommended.

 

red-palmRed Palm

Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera
Location: tropics Worldwide
Dried Weight: 53lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,060lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,310lbf /in2

Red Palm has reddish fibres embedded in a tan or light brown wood. The fibres are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, while they are more sparse towards the center. The grain is straight (it does not contain any growth rings, knots, or defects) and it has a medium to fine texture. With palm being a monocot, the end grain is non typical when compared to other standard hardwoods. It does has a dotted pattern on it end grain. The wood is rated as durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of the hard fibre contrast with the soft body of wood. Take care during finishing and a sanding sealer is recommended.

 

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