Chakte Viga » Caesalpinia platyloba

Why Chakte Viga?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Moderately hard but a joy to work despite a slight odor when working. Similar to Birch in hardness, workability, and texture.
Chakte Viga grows in Latin America

map of where Chakte Viga grows
color of Chakte Viga
Color Range
Bright orange to deep russett
other names for Chakte Viga
Other Names
Paela, Fernambuco, Orangeheart, Orange Heart
uses for Chakte Viga
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, inlay, cutting boards, flooring, turnings, small parts, knife handles, segmented turnings, picture frames
Weight

5.41

lbs /Bd. Ft.
51.12% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2750

Janka Rating
113.18% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.82

Specific Gravity
28.12% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Chakte Viga:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Chakte Viga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Chakte Viga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Chakte Viga 4/4 Lumber

Chakte Viga 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Chakte Viga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Chakte Viga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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Chakte Viga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Chakte Viga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Chakte Viga Pen Blanks

Chakte Viga Pen Blanks


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