Thursday, May 23, 2013

Katalox (Swartzia Sp.)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Mexican Ebony

Found in Central America and Northern South America, these members of the Fabaceae family (Swartzia) can grow to 100-130 feet in height and 2-4 feet in diameter. .

Color is dark reddish brown with pale sapwood, often with a strong purple hue.

Fine texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .94-1.15. Avg. Dry Weight:  72 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Flooring, Cabinetry, Fine Furniture.

Katalox (Swartzia Sp)

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