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Why Bloodwood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


Extraordinarily 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 of Bloodwood

Color Range

Rich strawberry red to light pink or yellowish red; sometimes with golden yellow stripes.
other names for Bloodwood

Other Names

Satine, 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
uses for Bloodwood

Some Typical Uses

Musical instruments, jewelry boxes, inlays, small parts, accessories


lbs /Bd. Ft.
25.70% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
124.81% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
7.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Bloodwood:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber

Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$19.99 /Bd. Ft.
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Bloodwood Pen Blanks

Bloodwood Pen Blanks

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$2.00 /ea.
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