Lacewood // Panopsis rubellens

May also be called Silky Oak by mistake. While the grain structure is straight, the wood exhibits lace-like figure produced from medullary rays that bisect the rings of annual growth. Machining characteristics are fair since the wood is only moderately hard and the textur

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Lacewood grows in Latin America
map of where Lacewood grows
color of Lacewood
Color Range
Heartwood is pink to reddish-orange-brown.
other names for Lacewood
Other Names
South American Lacewood
uses for Lacewood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, gunstocks, decorative veneers, musical instruments, jewelry boxes, cabinetry, interior woodwork.
the Lacewood tree
What's the Tree Like?
Typically tall and straight, up to 120 feet, and with diameters as large as 48".
Weight

2.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-23.18% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

680

Janka Rating
-47.29% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.44

Specific Gravity
-31.25% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak