Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Machiche's appearance is subtle and elegant rather than flashy with high impact. With a finish the wood is warm and lustrous, and reveals the wood's delightful grain patterns. The wood can have somewhat interlocked grain which creates a unique figure. Expect this wood to darken with age.
Machiche grows in Latin America
Color RangeA rusty tan, somewhat orange tone that darkens with age in a way that's not too dissimilar from aged American cherry; though Machiche's grain structure is quite different from cherry.
Other NamesAztec cherry, Black Cabbagebark, Caribbean cherry, Mayan cherry, Machiche
Some Typical UsesDecking, flooring, exterior projects, outdoor furniture, jewelry, decorative accessories, stairs
What's the Tree Like?Typcial tree size for Latin American woods reaching maturity between 65-100 ft tall with 2-3 ft trunk diameter
4.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Machiche:
Ease of Finishing