Madrone » Arbutus manziesii

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


Very attractive, hard, heavy and strong wood that resembles hard maple, but with a more pinkish color. Madrone is tight grained, making it a superb furniture wood that finishes very well. Also easy on the tools and cutters, and an all around joy to work with.
color of Madrone

Color Range

Creamy tan to light pink, sometimes with a dark purplish brown band from the heart of the log.
other names for Madrone

Other Names

Pacific madrone, Madrono, Madrona, Arbuti tree, Coast madrone
uses for Madrone

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, bowls, novelties, veneer, musical instruments.
the Madrone tree

What's the Tree Like?

A beautiful broadleaf flowering evergreen with a reddish brown trunk that grows up to 80 feet. It grows only in parts of Canada and the Pacific coast of the U.S. The Madrone tree grows in Pacific USA & Canada.
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
11.73% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating (?)
13.18% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)


Specific Gravity (?)
-9.38% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Madrone:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Madrone Flat Cut Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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$96.99 /ea.

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Madrone Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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$192.99 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts