T'zalam Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

T'zalam Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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48 U.S., standard ground

T'zalam Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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.
 
Why Choose T'zalam?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About T'zalam (Lysiloma spp)

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)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

map of where T'zalam tree grows
T'zalam is an exotic wood from Latin America

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.

color of T'zalam
Color Range
Lustrous brown with a coppery or purplish tinge, sometimes with faint stripes.
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.
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
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