T'zalam » Lysiloma spp

Why T'zalam?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

Gleaming with a complex color from copper-brown to toasted hazelnut, the wood delivers unique beauty to decorative woodworking projects. And Tzalam has a stunning-yet-subtle grain pattern that rivals American walnut.
T'zalam grows in Latin America

map of where T'zalam grows
color of T'zalam
Color Range
Lustrous brown with a coppery or purplish tinge, sometimes with faint stripes.
other names for T'zalam
Other Names
Caribbean Walnut, Mayan Walnut, Frijolillo, Sabiccu, T'zalam, Tzalam
uses for T'zalam
Some Typical Uses
Interior trim, furniture, veneer, construction, tool handles, and cabinetry
the T'zalam tree
What's the Tree Like?
Short-trunked with a diameter of 24-36 inches and often clear of branches up to 25 feet.
Weight

4.08

lbs /Bd. Ft.
13.97% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1400

Janka Rating
8.53% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.63

Specific Gravity
-1.56% less dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with T'zalam:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak


T'zalam Hardwood Sample

T'zalam Hardwood Sample


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T'Zalam 4/4 Lumber

T'Zalam 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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T'zalam 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

T'zalam 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber


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T'zalam 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

T'zalam 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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T'zalam Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

T'zalam Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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T'zalam Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

T'zalam Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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T'zalam Furniture Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

T'zalam Furniture Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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T'zalam Cutting Board Strips

T'zalam Cutting Board Strips


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