Centroloblum orinocense. Color can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish-brown, usually with darker streaks throughout, and tends to darken with age. A medium texture hardwood, Canarywood’s grain is typically straight, but can be irregular or wild on some pieces. It is easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though some tear-out can occur during planing on pieces with wild or irregular grain. It turns, glues and finishes well. Canarywood is said to have good acoustic properties, and it is sometimes used for speaker enclosures and entertainment system cabinets. Native to Mexico. Some other common uses for Canarywood include: construction lumber, railroad crossties, flooring, veneers, boat building, furniture, cabinetry, and turned items. Yellow base with orange hues and occasional red bands, creating a striking rainbow effect
Texture and luster vary, as does the grain, straight to irregular
Easy to work with hand and power tools
Sands, glues and takes finish well
Excellent for turning
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.