|DESCRIPTION||Ziricote lumber has a heartwood which has various shades of black. Contains irregular wavy grain, sometimes with a three dimensional appearance. This wood has the appearance of ebony, with a even more interesting wavy grain pattern.
Weight ranges from 49 to 68 pcf.
Typical Width = 3" to 10"
Typical Length = 3' to 8'
Central America (Belize, Guatemala, & Mexico)
|BOTANICAL NAME||Cordia Dodecandra|
|OTHER NAMES||Zircote, Ziracote, Sericote|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Specific gravity is 0.63 to 0.84 (oven dry weight/green volume)|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Carves and turns nicely. Finishes smoothly and takes a high polish.|
|DURABILITY||Non-durable. Susceptible to insect attack. Resistant to preservative treatment.|
|USES||Furniture, inlays, turnings, & others.|
|ORIGIN||Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala|