Katalox Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

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Katalox Turning Squares: 2" x 2" x 18"

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Katalox 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 Katalox?
Expect a hard, yet extraordinarily beautiful wood. It's tight grained and dense which makes it wonder to polish in highly decorative projects. Freshly cut the wood is a deep vivid purple, but with a finish it will change to coffee-brown color

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.
67.60% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
182.95% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
75.00% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Katalox tree grows

(Swartzia cubensis)
Katalox grows in Latin America

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color of Katalox
Color Range
The heartwood is a dark purple brown that oxidizes to nearly black. The sapwood is a pale white to yellow color.
the Katalox tree
What's The Tree Like?
Usually a shorter tree that matures to 100 feet tall, twisted or crooked, and up to 36" in diameter
other names for Katalox
Other Names
Mexican ebony, Katalox, Royal Ebony
uses for Katalox
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, drumsticks, inlay, accents, handles, turnings, boxes, furniture parts
2 Reviews
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1 star
December 4th, 2022
Verified Buyer
Northridge, CA
Hobbyist Woodworker
Excellent Quality Exotic wood
This is my first time ordering from WWS, and I was a bit skeptical about how this will turn out. Upon delivery, I was surprised at the fantastic quality and overall appearance. Even though they are rough cut, they're oversized 2 inches. So I was happy with my final S4S measurement of 1 7/8". I have a couple more orders on the way now. Thanks, Guys!
Familiarity: I haven't used it
October 30th, 2019
Verified Buyer
I thought I had ordered ebony blocks. What came seemed at first to be very black but that turned out to be a black wax coating. The wood itself is a dark reddish wood, very very dense . I guess real ebony is not available
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