Macacauba (Platymiscium spp.) from Central and South America ranges from bright red to a darker reddish- or purplish-brown color, commonly with darker strips. Sapwood is clearly demarcated yellow to white. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. Good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools and turns and glues well. Wood has the ability to take on a high natural polish.
• Straight to interlocked grain
• Good working characteristics
• Turns and glues well
• Ability to take on a high 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.