Tulipwood

tulipwood

Scientific Name: Dalbergia decipularis
Location: Northeastern Brazil
Dried Weight: 60lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,500lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

 

Tulipwood has a heartwood that is streaked with yellows, reds, oranges, and pinks. The grain is straight and it has a fine texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. It is rated as non-durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with on account of its density. It is also difficult to glue due to its high oil content. The wood turns well and takes a high polish.

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