Morado 4/4 Shorts Pack 12" Long, 10 Pieces of Lumber

Morado 4/4 Shorts Pack 12" Long, 10 Pieces
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Morado 4/4 Shorts Pack 12" Long, 10 Pieces

What a beautiful wood! Use this to accent your projects with a special touch. Morado has a rosewood look and feel, so it's just the right thing for small andd uniquely decorative projects. 

You get an assortment of 10 small boards 12" or slightly longer, in a variety of widths up to 5" wide.

Why Choose Morado?
Its dark, flowing fine grain provides a luxurious pattern. And the texture is so fine that you'll enjoy working the wood with hand tools and giving it a gorgeous polish. Expect a stunning likeness to dark, rich rosewood.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 13/16" (≈ 4/4, S2S approx)
Width 3" to 5"
Length 12"
Grade Clear shorts
Quantity 10 pieces
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Morado (Machaerium scleroxylon)

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lbs /Bd. Ft.
23.46% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
51.94% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
32.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Morado tree grows
Morado is an exotic wood from Latin America

Its dark, flowing fine grain provides a luxurious pattern. And the texture is so fine that you'll enjoy working the wood with hand tools and giving it a gorgeous polish. Expect a stunning likeness to dark, rich rosewood.

color of Morado
Color Range
Dark violet brown or a lighter tan brown with dark streaks and stripes - somewhat rosewood like.
the Morado tree
What's The Tree Like?
Mid-sized, rarely large.
other names for Morado
Other Names
Bolivian Rosewood, Santos Rosewood, Caviuna, Jacaranda pardo, Pau Ferro
uses for Morado
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, furniture, cabinets, flooring, turning, accessories.
6 Reviews
October 23rd, 2019
Verified Buyer
Beautiful wood
Overall I am pleased but there was one piece with a little bark inclusion on one corner of the long grain that I'll have to cut out or epoxy. Not a big deal and, arguably, should be expected.
July 4th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Outstanding color and character
For small projects such as keepsake boxes this is an excellent choice.
April 19th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Not quite as advertised
One of the boards had a slight crack and two others were closer to 11 inches instead of 12. It was advertised as all boards were at least 12 inches. However, some of the others were more than 12 so I guess I got what I paid for.
April 17th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Professional Woodworker
All of the pieces had pretty severe snipe on both ends. Not sure why they were planed and allowed to ship like that. Some of the snipe was 1/2" difference to the middle of the piece.
Familiarity: I've used it in a LOT of projects
April 5th, 2019
Not quite as advertised
It does look nice and I am anxious to find a reason to use it. However, only 8 of the pieces were 12+ inches in length. The other 2 were about 11 inches. Just a bit disappointing since that is not what is advertised. The boards are thicker than 3/4, but many do have planer marks that will need to be taken out in order to use them.
March 20th, 2019
Verified Buyer
David Fey
Big Bear Lake Ca
Morado 4/4 Short Boards
Good value for the money if you need accent pieces for small projects like wooden boxes. The boards have a great grain pattern. Only downside was several boards with surface planing problems (end snipe, light burns, hit and miss spots etc.) This was easily fixed by a light abrasive planning as the material I received was 15/16. Still plenty of material to resaw the narrow boards and finish up with two 3/8" of really nice finished stock.
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