Leopardwood Hardwood Sample

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4.9
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5 (8)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
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Leopardwood Hardwood Sample

$11.00 ea.

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48 U.S., standard ground

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Leopardwood Hardwood Sample

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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About Leopardwood (Roupala montana)

Weight

4.6

lbs /Bd. Ft.
28.49% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2130

Janka Rating
65.12% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.73

Specific Gravity
14.06% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Leopardwood tree grows
Leopardwood is an exotic wood from Latin America

Flaky, speckled figure with dark flecks, varying from a small lacelike pattern to a larger splashy figure. Texture is fairly coarse. Moderately hard. Works easy, except for a tendency to splinter, and takes a very lustrous finish. Quite scarce timber.

color of Leopardwood
Color Range
Pale pinkish brown to medium brown.
the Leopardwood tree
What's The Tree Like?
Grows up to 150 feet with a trunk diameter of up to 4'.
other names for Leopardwood
Other Names
Leopard, Lacewood, Roupala, Silky Oak
uses for Leopardwood
Some Typical Uses
Boxes, inlay, accessories, fine furniture, veneer, turnery

Customer Ratings & Reviews

9
Ratings Snapshot
4.9
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
9 Total Reviews
October 4, 2016
4 out of 5
A Muha
Review by  Andrew from Schererville
The wood is beautiful and it came fast. I ordered two pieces and they were completely different shades. I hope they even out over time...otherwise awesome. I will be ordering again soon.
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Recommended
February 29, 2012
5 out of 5
Leopard wood sample
Review by  KM from , Ca
Excellent figure, good price and delivery. Will order again.
Recommended
January 4, 2012
5 out of 5
Building a Noah's Ark
Review by  Geoff from Boiling springs, PA USA
This sample is great! I love the grain-made a perfect giraffe for the Ark I'm building for my soon-to-be grandchild.
Recommended
March 20, 2011
5 out of 5
Great Grips
Review by  Ric Nesslage from Denair, Ca. USA
I haven't got to use this wood yet, but I make custom pistol grips and this looks very unique with great personality!
Recommended
March 17, 2011
5 out of 5
Sample Pieces And There Uses
Review by  Bob Lucier from Mechanicsville, MD USA
This sample of leopardwood was very nice looking and great to work with so far.. The project (my second knife) is almost complete but I have not put a finish on it yet. I cannot make up my mind, tung oil. polyurethane or CA. Trying to find some help from someone who has worked with Leopardwood.
Recommended
February 23, 2011
5 out of 5
Really nice wood
Review by  JG from wolcott, ct us
I love the grain pattern on this wood, and it looks amazing with a little clear coat.
Recommended
9 Total Reviews
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