Wood of the day #17: Yarúa

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-18-2015 10:25 PM 1327 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Yarúa, Chakte-Viga
  • Botanical name: Caesalpinia violacea
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Tropical areas of Mexico and Central America
  • Description: Heartwood is of a bright orange to golden brown and the sapwood is pale white to yellow. Yarúa has a 3D effect to its shimmer and the texture is smooth. It has quite straight grain. Endgrain has small pores and annual rings are quite clear with light and dark wood.
  • Fun facts: Very similar to Caesalpinia platyloba, the “real” Chakt-Viga.
    The camera had a real had time getting focus on this wood…
  • Sampled by: Me

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