Zapote (Pouteria sapota), also known as Chico Zapote, is a very hard, strong, dense wood. Its color varies from a deep, solid reddish-brown to a light reddish-orange, and it often displays a combination of both colors. Sapwood is cream in color and makes for a nice contrast against the red hues. It is normal for Zapote to have some minor checking and /or gum pockets.2" x 2" x 12"
Great for handle stock, bottle stoppers and small spindles
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 +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.