Blackwood, Burmese 2 x 2 x 12
(Dalbergia cultrata) This member of the rosewood family from South East Asia is dense and hard but carves, turns and polishes well. The heartwood is dark blackish brown with sections of dark red with black or purple streaks. Larger blocks are sawn to +- 1/4" of size listed, smaller...
- Varies in color from shades of brown to black
- Turns and carves well
- Takes a nice polish
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.
This is a very dense and heavy wood, but is easy to turn, sand, and polish. Density of the wood almost makes you think that it is an acrylic. Was very pleased with the final results. I will say that the wood did load up the sand paper much quicker than a maple or cherry wood, but I don't think that should deter anyone from trying it out since the final results are outstanding.
Almost black, with faint streaks of red or violet. Very dense. After removing the wax coating, (NOT on the end grain!), noticed how cold the wood was, indicating moisture. Must let the wood air-dry for a short period before re-sawing.