Yellow Marblewood » Marmaroxylon Racemosum

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

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.
Yellow Marblewood grows in Latin America

map of where Yellow Marblewood grows
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.


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