Wood of the day #16: Verawood

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  • Common name(s): Verawood, Vera, Palo Santo, Argentine Lignum-Vitae, Paraguay Lignum-Vitae
  • Botanical name: Bulnesia sarmientoi
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Central America and northern South America
  • Description: The heartwood range from a pale yellow to a deep forest green/dark brown, the colour darken with age and especially upon exposure to sunlight. Verawood is hard and takes a nice finish with some 3D shimmer and a satin-like look. Texture is smooth like hard plastic and there is a odour of Lignum-Vitae.
  • Fun facts: Not a Guaiacum like the true Lignum-Vitae but Verawood contains similar properties and a type of oil known as oil of guaiac (or guayacol) is produced from the wood.
  • Sampled by: Me

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#1 posted 07-19-2016 05:46 AM

Not to mention that it is usually visually more green than genuine Lignum.

Why people seek genuine Lignum for it’s green, I don’t actually know.

-- Drom

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