Leopardwood // Roupala montana

Leopardwood lumber wood, Roupala montana lumber for woodworking
"Flaky, speckled figure with dark flecks, varying from a small lacelike pattern to a larger splashy figure. Texture is fairly coarse. Moderately hard. Works easy, except for a tendency to splinter, and takes a very lustrous finish. Quite scarce timber."
color of Leopardwood
Color Range
Pale pinkish brown to medium brown.
other names for Leopardwood
Other Names
Leopard, Lacewood, Roupala, Silky Oak
uses for Leopardwood
Some Typical Uses
Boxes, inlay, accessories, fine furniture, veneer, turnery
the Leopardwood tree
What's the Tree Like?
Grows up to 150 feet with a trunk diameter of up to 4'.
Leopardwood grows in Latin America
map of where Leopardwood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
28.49% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
65.12% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
14.06% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak