Verawood

verawood

Scientific Name: Bulnesia arborea, Bulnesia sarmientoi
Location: central America & Northern South America
Dried Weight: 74lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,710lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,830lbf /in2

Verawood has a heartwood with a pale yellowish olive color to a deeper forest green or dark brown to almost black color. It will darken with age, especially with exposure to light. The sapwood is a pale yellow color. The grain is straight to spiralled or slightly interlocked and it has a fine even texture. The wood gives off a very high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Verawood is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its high density. It is difficult to glue but does turn and finishes well.

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