Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chakte Viga (Caesalpinia Platyloba)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Paela

Found in Mexico and Central American tropics, these members of the Fabaceae family (Caesalpinia) can grow to 20-30 feet in height and 1-2 feet in diameter. .

Color bright Orange to golden brown with pale sapwood.

Fine texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .82-1.03. Avg. Dry Weight:  65 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Fine Furniture, Flooring and turnings.

Chakte Viga

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