Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

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Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

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Chakte Viga Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

Get ready to work with the finest wood squares you've ever seen, they're ready to be turned into whatever you can imagine, such as furniture parts, table legs, small accessories, handles, artwork and other fine woodworking projects.

Why Choose Chakte Viga?
Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Moderately hard but a joy to work despite a slight odor when working. Similar to Birch in hardness, workability, and texture.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 2" (≈ 2" approx)
Width 2"
Length 18"
Grade Air dried and end-waxed
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"


lbs /Bd. Ft.
51.12% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
113.18% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
28.12% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Chakte Viga tree grows

(Caesalpinia platyloba)
Chakte Viga grows in Latin America

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color of Chakte Viga
Color Range
Bright orange to deep russett
other names for Chakte Viga
Other Names
Paela, Fernambuco, Orangeheart, Orange Heart
uses for Chakte Viga
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, inlay, cutting boards, flooring, turnings, small parts, knife handles, segmented turnings, picture frames
3 Reviews
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April 2nd, 2021
Verified Buyer
El Paso TX
Love this lumber
Using Chakte Viga and sanding it down to 800 grit, leave a deep shine that a simple oil finish just magnifies it's brilliants.
March 9th, 2021
El Paso TX
Great stuff
Used a few pieces on a set of trivets and they turned out amazing. Used again on a cutting board and sanded it down to 1000 grit. Once oiled it just glows.
March 5th, 2011
H. David Horttor
newberg OR USA
Turnin Chakte Viga
I found this wood to be nice to turn. It needed very little sanding & polishing to have a rich looking sheen.
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