Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterVery 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 RangeCreamy tan to light pink, sometimes with a dark purplish brown band from the heart of the log.
Other NamesPacific madrone, Madrono, Madrona, Arbuti tree, Coast madrone
Some Typical UsesFurniture, bowls, novelties, veneer, musical instruments.
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.
4lbs /Bd. Ft.
1460Janka Rating (?)
0.58Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Madrone:
Ease of Finishing