Thursday, February 14, 2013

Argentine Lignum Vitae (Bulnesia Sarmientoi)

Status: Conservation Dependent (Lower Risk) and available.

Other Common Names: Verawood

Found in Northern South America into Central America, this member of the Zygophyllaceae family (Bulnesia) grows to 40-50 feet in height and 1-2 feet in diameter.

Heartwood is Golden Olive to Dark Green when exposed to UV light.

Extremely Dense with feathery grain and fine texture, machines well and turns beautifully with natural lubricating properties.  Specific Gravity: .1.01-1.19. Avg. Dry Weight: 74 pounds per cubic foot.

Citrus smell when cut/turned. Can be difficult to finish due to wax/oil content. 

Used to make Pulley Wheel, Bearings, Tool Handles.

Argentine Lignum Vitae

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