Lacewood » Panopsis rubellens

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


May also be called Silky Oak by mistake. While the grain structure is straight, the wood exhibits lace-like figure produced from medullary rays that bisect the rings of annual growth. Machining characteristics are fair since the wood is only moderately hard and the textur
color of Lacewood

Color Range

Heartwood is pink to reddish-orange-brown.
other names for Lacewood

Other Names

South American Lacewood
uses for Lacewood

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, gunstocks, decorative veneers, musical instruments, jewelry boxes, cabinetry, interior woodwork.
the Lacewood tree

What's the Tree Like?

Typically tall and straight, up to 120 feet, and with diameters as large as 48". The Lacewood tree grows in South America
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-23.18% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating (?)
-47.29% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)


Specific Gravity (?)
-31.25% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Lacewood:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak

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