|DESCRIPTION||Bloodwood 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'
|South America (Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Brazil)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Brosimum Rubescens|
|OTHER NAMES||Muirapiranga, Satine, Rubane, Cardinal Wood|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||High bending and crushing strength. Medium stiffness and resistance to shock, but tends to splinter. Low steam bending characteristics.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Although 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.|
|DURABILITY||Durable and very resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Dries slowly without much degradation. Small movement.|
|USES||Cabinet making, furniture, decorative inlay, marquetry work, fancy boxes, turning, veneers.|
|COMMENTS||Bloodwood ages to a deep brown color. Lacquer or water based finishes extends aging to help preserve red color.|