Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
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.
Michael T Shue
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