Desert Ironwood (Botanical: Olneya tesota)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Desert Ironwood - all products are listed at bottom
Desert Ironwood CharacteristicsOlneya tesota is one of the densest and most stable woods known. It is so dense that it will not float in water, and so hard that it has been used for bearings. It's hardness and color variety means it yeilds extremely attractive appearance and finishes beautifully. Due to its hardness and tree size the pieces are small.
Color RangeIronwood is deep chocolate-brown, almost black, mottled with yellowish-red.
Other NamesDesert ironwood, Arizona ironwood, palo de hierro, tesota, palo de fierro, palofierro, Sonora ironwood
Some Typical UsesHandles, jewelry, carvings, accents, decorative projects, boxes, hand craft.
What's the Tree Like?If you've ever seen the tree, you'll know why the pieces are always small. The Desert Ironwood is a typical desert tree, which reaches a non-plussing height of 25 feet with a short thick trunk that is up to 18 inches in diameter. It's rarely straight, growing with all manner of twists and turns.
Desert Ironwood grows inSouthwest U.S. and northern Mexico
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