Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Greenheart (Chlorocardium Rodiei)
Status: Vulnerable (Threatened) and available.
Other Common Names:
Found in NorthEastern South america, these members of the Lauraceae family (Chlorocardium) can grow to 75-100 feet in height and 1.5-2 feet in diameter.
Color is Pale Olive Green with darker streaks. Sapwood is paler yellowish green.
Fine texture, machines well and turns well but will dull tools quickly. Specific Gravity: .85-1.06. Avg. Dry Weight: 66 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Boats, Desking, Posts, fishing rods and pool cues.
Michael T Shue
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