Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterExtraordinarily hard, dense, and tight grained. Bloodwood often holds a lot of tension in the wood, making it unstable and prone to twist or cup. It's best used in small pieces. However, woodworkers like the way it finishes and polishes, and the vivid color is always eye catching.
Color RangeRich strawberry red to light pink or yellowish red; sometimes with golden yellow stripes.
Other NamesSatine, Amapa rana, Pau rainha, Falso pao brasil, Conduru, Satinwood, Muirapiranga, Satine rouge, Satine rubane, Siton paya, Satijnhout, Doekaliballi, Satinholz, Ferolia, Legno satino, Palo de oro, Bloodwood
Some Typical UsesMusical instruments, jewelry boxes, inlays, small parts, accessories
4.5lbs /Bd. Ft.
2900Janka Rating (?)
0.69Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Bloodwood:
Ease of Finishing