Madrone » Arbutus manziesii

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

Very attractive, hard, heavy and strong wood that resembles hard maple, but with a more pinkish color. Madrone is tight grained, making it a superb furniture wood that finishes very well. Also easy on the tools and cutters, and an all around joy to work with.
Madrone grows in North America

map of where Madrone grows
color of Madrone
Color Range
Creamy tan to light pink, sometimes with a dark purplish brown band from the heart of the log.
other names for Madrone
Other Names
Pacific madrone, Madrono, Madrona, Arbuti tree, Coast madrone
uses for Madrone
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, bowls, novelties, veneer, musical instruments.
the Madrone tree
What's the Tree Like?
A beautiful broadleaf flowering evergreen with a reddish brown trunk that grows up to 80 feet. It grows only in parts of Canada and the Pacific coast of the U.S.
Weight

4

lbs /Bd. Ft.
11.73% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1460

Janka Rating
13.18% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.58

Specific Gravity
-9.38% less dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Madrone:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Madrone Flat Cut Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Madrone Flat Cut Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


$190.99 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts
Madrone Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Madrone Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


$184.99 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts