Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterHas a medium texture, but it is not uniform. The woody material comes from the outer layer of the tree, rendering the pieces usually rather small. It's prone to splintering when working with the material, so use caution.
Color RangeBlack and cream or white, typically in a unique interlocked pattern that's visually reminiscent to television static
Other NamesBlack Palm, Palmyra Palm, coconut
Some Typical UsesMusical instruments, decorative turnings, handles, inlay
What's the Tree Like?A tall, narrow tree commonly thought of as a coconut tree. Can be up to 100 feet tall, but just 2' feet in diameter. Black palm trees are just about the opposite of hardwood trees. It's a monocotyledon without growth rings, and the center of the tree is soft, punky and watery. The woody material is actually extracted from the outer layer of the tree. The Black Palm tree grows in Africa
5.08lbs /Bd. Ft.
2020Janka Rating (?)
0.97Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Black Palm:
Ease of Finishing