Common Names: Leopardwood

Region: Central and South America

Janka Hardness: 2,150 lbf

Description: Leopardwood gets its name from the light brovwn rays that resemble spots. Typically, the wood is a medium to dark reddish brown. Straight grain with a fairly coarse texture. Most species are reported to be very durable regarding decay resistance. It is fairly difficult to work because of its high density and tendency to tearout. Glues and finishes well.

Common Uses: Cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.