Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
A remarkably pretty wood with lots of variation and character. Texture is fine and uniform, pores barely visible; grain often interlocked. The wood works with some difficulty due to its hardness and density, and sharp tools must be used. Easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.
Chechem grows in Latin America
Color RangeDark reddish brown to golden brown or tan with lots of variation and alternating color.
Other NamesBlack poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood, Chechem, Chechem negro, Chechen, Poisontree, Rosewood
Some Typical UsesFurniture, flooring, turnery, accessories, musical instruments, small parts, cutting boards, picture frames, jewelry boxes
What's the Tree Like?Medium trees reaching up to 50 feet in height with a diameter of 18-24". Sap is said to be caustic and should be avoided, but the wood is not poisonous
4.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Chechem:
Ease of Finishing
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