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Santos Rosewood

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Santos Rosewood

  • Santos Rosewood is also known as Pao Ferro and Santos palisandro.
  • It is not a true rosewood, but it is used as a substitute for the endangered species Brazillian Rosewood.
  • Santos Rosewood trees reach heights between 60 and 65 feet.
  • Wood dust from Santos Rosewood is highly irritating and may cause contact dermatitis.
  • Santos Rosewood's heartwood is highly resistant to fungus attack.

-- from Wood of the Month
(modified 2014/09/04)

Spalted Yellowheart

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Spalted Yellowheart

  • Yellowheart is also known as Pau Amarello, Limao rana, Pau Setim, and Pequiea Setim.
  • Yellowheart grows in the Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the lower Florida Keys, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Brazil.
  • The sapwood of Yellowheart ranges from creamy white to light yellow, and is not clearly differentiated from the heartwood. The heartwood is creamy to golden yellow and darkens with exposure to a light golden orange/tan color.

-- from The Wood Shop
(modified 2014/09/04)

Staghorn Sumac

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Staghorn Sumac

  • Staghorn sumac is a small tree or shrub that grows to 25-30 feet.
  • Its twigs are covered with long hairs that resemble the velvet of stag's antlers (hence the name).
  • Sumac grows from Southern Ontario to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia, and west to Minnesota and Missouri.
  • Sumac bark, especially of the roots, is rich in tannin, used for tanning. It is grown as an ornamental cover.

-- from Cyber Flora
(modified 2014/09/04)


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