BOTANICAL NAME: Brosinum spp.
Bloodwood is a hardwood species commonly used for flooring, stringed instruments, high-end millwork and decorative veneers, cabinet making and decorative inlays. Although it is frequently sliced and used as a veneer, it is available in board form as lumber.
|ORIGIN:||Central and South America|
|APPEARANCE:||Heartwood ranges from light red to a deep dark brownish red when exposed to light and air. Texture is fine and lustrous with a straight grain that can sometimes be slightly wavy|
|DENSITY:||Janka scale hardness ranges from 2,900 to 3,635 for dry material|
|WEIGHT:||65 – 75 lbs. / cu. ft., or approximately 5.5 – 6.25 lbs. per board foot|
|DRYING:||Dries well but slowly|
|WORKABILITY:||Bloodwood is extremely dense, and has a blunting effect on cutters. It turns and glues well. The wood tends to be brittle and can splinter easily while being worked.|
|DURABILITY:||Very durable and extremely resistant to insect attack|
|PRESERVATION:||Heartwood is rated as resistant to preservative treatments, sapwood is permeable|
|FINISHING:||Finishes well and is recommended to prevent the wood from turning deep red|