Primavera » Roseodendron donnell-smithii

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

Primavera looks like a satin sheet with moderate figure and pale yellow color. The wood is lightweight, light in color, and has a moderately fine grain that can be likened to bleached mahogany - it's interesting and attractive. Even though the grain is frequently interlocked, primavera is easily shaped with sharp hand tools.
Primavera grows in Latin America

map of where Primavera grows
color of Primavera
Color Range
This is a pale golden yellow with a satin-like luster. Expect the color consistency to be moderate between boards.
other names for Primavera
Other Names
Primavera, Duranga, San juan, Palo blanco, Cortez, Cortez blanco, Prima Vera
uses for Primavera
Some Typical Uses
Decorative veneer, furniture building, cabinetry, trim
the Primavera tree
What's the Tree Like?
A full grown tree is majestic and slender at 80 to 100 feet tall and 24" to 36" in diameter


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-32.40% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-44.96% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
-26.56% less dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Primavera:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Primavera Hardwood Sample

Primavera Hardwood Sample

Ratings Snapshot
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