Bloodwood

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bloodwood lumber
DESCRIPTIONBloodwood heartwood varies from gray-red to a deep rich red. Grain varies from straight to variable. It's texture is fine and smooth. The wood is lustrous and sometimes has variegated yellow and red stripes.
Weight is about 63lbs per cu. ft.
Typical Width = 4" to 10"
Typical Length = 4' to 12'
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN
South America (Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAMEBrosimum Rubescens
OTHER NAMESMuirapiranga, Satine, Rubane, Cardinal Wood
MECHANICAL PROPERTIESHigh bending and crushing strength. Medium stiffness and resistance to shock, but tends to splinter. Low steam bending characteristics.
WORKING PROPERTIESAlthough hard and tough, it works easily with hand and power tools. May need pre-drilling for nailing. Holds screws well. Glues, stains and polishes to a very good finish.  Use Gorilla glue or epoxy for best results.
DURABILITYDurable and very resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONINGDries slowly without much degradation. Small movement.
USESCabinet making, furniture, decorative inlay, marquetry work, fancy boxes, turning, veneers.
COMMENTSBloodwood ages to a deep brown color. Lacquer or water based finishes extends aging to help preserve red color.

Bloodwood Lumber

janka hardness: 2900
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Bloodwood

4/4
$13.00
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Bloodwood

8/4
$13.60
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.
> All Prices Are Subject To Change Without Notice <

Additional Photos

bloodwood lumber
Above:  This wall carving is from Bloodwood.  It is a difficult wood to carve, but can be brought to a very nice polish.

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