Lacewood » Panopsis rubellens
Lacewood Wood CharacteristicsMay 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 RangeHeartwood is pink to reddish-orange-brown.
Other NamesSouth American Lacewood
Some Typical UsesFurniture, gunstocks, decorative veneers, musical instruments, jewelry boxes, cabinetry, interior woodwork.
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
2.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
-23.18% lighter than red oak(3.58 /bd. ft.)
680Janka Rating (?)
-47.29% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
0.44Specific Gravity (?)
-31.25% less dense than red oak(.64)
Woodworking with Lacewood:
- Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
- Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet
- Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
- Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet