Yellow Marblewood » Marmaroxylon Racemosum

Why Yellow Marblewood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


This is a fascinating, lively wood that exhibits a marbling pattern. Marblewood somewhat looks like zebrawood, but the streaks are more random and sinuous. Marblewood is dense and heavy.
color of Yellow Marblewood

Color Range

Light yellowish or tan, with conspicuous irregular purplish dark brown streaks, and striping.
other names for Yellow Marblewood

Other Names

Angelim rajado, Ingarana, Ingarana da terra firme, Snakewood, Bois serpent, Bostamarinde, Sneki-oedoe
uses for Yellow Marblewood

Some Typical Uses

Cabinetmaking, Decorative veneer, Flooring, Furniture , Interior trim, Marquetry, Turnery, Veneer, Wainscotting
the Yellow Marblewood tree

What's the Tree Like?

Just a small tree only about 20" in diameter, and about 100 feet tall at maturity. The Yellow Marblewood tree grows in Latin America
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
46.65% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
96.12% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
56.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Yellow Marblewood:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak