Bloodwood // Brosimum paraense

Extraordinarily hard, dense, and tight grained. Bloodwood often holds a lot of tension in the wood, making it unstable and prone to twist or cup. It's best used in small pieces. However, woodworkers like the way it finishes and polishes, and the vivid color is always eye catching.
Bloodwood grows in Latin America
map of where Bloodwood grows
color of Bloodwood
Color Range
Rich strawberry red to light pink or yellowish red; sometimes with golden yellow stripes.
other names for Bloodwood
Other Names
Satine, Amapa rana, Pau rainha, Falso pao brasil, Conduru, Satinwood, Muirapiranga, Satine rouge, Satine rubane, Siton paya, Satijnhout, Doekaliballi, Satinholz, Ferolia, Legno satino, Palo de oro, Bloodwood
uses for Bloodwood
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, jewelry boxes, inlays, small parts, accessories
Weight

4.5

lbs /Bd. Ft.
25.70% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2900

Janka Rating
124.81% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.69

Specific Gravity
7.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


Bloodwood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Bloodwood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$10.00 ea.
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Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber
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Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber
$19.99 /Board Feet
Bloodwood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Bloodwood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$464.00 /Pack
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Bloodwood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Bloodwood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$252.00 /Pack
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Bloodwood Pen Blanks
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Bloodwood Pen Blanks
$2.00 ea.
4/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4348
4/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4348
$47.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4349
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4349
$47.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4350
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4350
$47.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4351
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4351
$49.00 ea.
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3/4 Figured Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4353
3/4 Figured Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4353
$60.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4354
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4354
$47.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4355
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4355
$47.00 ea.
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11/16 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4356
11/16 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4356
$54.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4357
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4357
$53.00 ea.
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4/4 Vibrant Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4360
4/4 Vibrant Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4360
$84.00 ea.
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3/4 Beeswings Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4361
3/4 Beeswings Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4361
$60.00 ea.
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3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4362
3/4 Ribbon Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4362
$58.00 ea.
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4/4 Vibrant Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4365
4/4 Vibrant Bloodwood, Unique Item # 4365
$72.00 ea.
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