Wood of the day #20: Desert Ironwood

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 10:59 AM 543 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Desert Ironwood
  • Botanical name: Olneya tesota
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
  • Description: The heartwood colour ranges from an orange-yellow to dark red and brown with dark violet to black streaks. A thin yellow sapwood is distinctive from heartwood. The texture is fine with a, often, wild grain.
  • Fun facts: It’s used by the Seri people to do carvings.
    Its a highly regarded wood among knife makers.
  • Sampled by: Me

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