Machiche » Lonchocarpus spp

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

Character

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.
color of Machiche

Color Range

A 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 names for Machiche

Other Names

Aztec cherry, Black Cabbagebark, Caribbean cherry, Mayan cherry, Machiche
uses for Machiche

Some Typical Uses

Decking, flooring, exterior projects, outdoor furniture, jewelry, decorative accessories, stairs
the Machiche tree

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 The Machiche tree grows in Latin America
Weight

4.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
30.45% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2610

Janka Rating
102.33% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

.69

Specific Gravity
7.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Machiche:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


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