Chakte Viga » Caesalpinia platyloba

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

Character

Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Moderately hard but a joy to work despite a slight odor when working. Similar to Birch in hardness, workability, and texture.
color of Chakte Viga

Color Range

Bright orange to deep russett
other names for Chakte Viga

Other Names

Paela, Fernambuco
uses for Chakte Viga

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, inlay, flooring, turnings, small parts, etc.
Weight

5.41

lbs /Bd. Ft.
51.12% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2750

Janka Rating (?)
113.18% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.82

Specific Gravity (?)
28.12% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Chakte Viga:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Chakte Viga Hardwood Sample
Chakte Viga Hardwood Sample
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

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Chakte Viga Pen Blanks
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