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Origin of Wood Type:
Belize and Mexico
Botanical Name:
Cordia dodecandra
Specific Gravity:
.55
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.00 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Gold- Brown- Black
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 9"
Typical Avg. Length:
2' to 8' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Veneer, Boat Building and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, Flitch

Other Trade Names:

Salmwood, Ecuador Laurel, Princewood

Description:

Ziricote has about the closest grain resemblance to Brazilian Rosewood of any lumber although the color is darker and lacking the reds and oranges. It is a superior furniture and musical instrument lumber. With its very fine texture and high density Ziricote will take a satin finish with just sanding. The grain carves beautifully and is used for sculptures. Ziricote is very rare and expensive.
*Superior exotic hardwood
*Extremely fine texture
*Used for acoustic guitars
*Best for smaller projects because of size limitations and weight

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