Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Expect a hard, yet extraordinarily beautiful wood. It's tight grained and dense which makes it wonder to polish in highly decorative projects. Freshly cut the wood is a deep vivid purple, but with a finish it will change to coffee-brown color
Katalox grows in Latin America
Color RangeThe heartwood is a dark purple brown that oxidizes to nearly black. The sapwood is a pale white to yellow color.
Other NamesMexican ebony, Katalox, Royal Ebony
Some Typical UsesMusical instruments, drumsticks, inlay, accents, handles, turnings, boxes, furniture parts
What's the Tree Like?Usually a shorter tree that matures to 100 feet tall, twisted or crooked, and up to 36" in diameter
6lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Katalox:
Ease of Finishing