Chechem 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 Chechem?A remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation and character. Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.
What Size Is This?
|Grade||Air dried and end-waxed|
Woodworkers Also Recommend These
About Chechem (Metopium browneii)View All Chechem Products
4.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
Ease of Finishing
Chechem is an exotic wood from Latin America
A remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation and character. Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.
Dark reddish brown to golden brown or tan with lots of variation and alternating color.
Medium trees reaching up to 50 feet in height with a diameter of 18-24". Sap is said to be caustic and should be avoided, but the wood is not poisonous
Black poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood, Chechem, Chechem negro, Chechen, Poisontree, Rosewood
Furniture, flooring, turnery, accessories, musical instruments, small parts, cutting boards, picture frames, jewelry boxes
Understanding hardwood lumber starts right here with these wacky fractions.
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
Board feet isn't your everyday kind of math, but these three simple steps make it easy to figure out your project.
Here's a handy (and free) Excel worksheet that helps you estimate the lumber needs for your project.
Are woods poisonous? Hazardous to use in cutting boards or baby cribs? Find out here.
Wood is like a sponge, and it's always in a state of absorbing or releasing moisture to stay equalized with its environment. The problem with that is it also swells and shrinks. Here's what you need to know to protect your project.