Castelo Boxwood, Ivorywood, Palo Blanco
|Main Color Group||
Yellow / White
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - Newtons||
Closely related to the more well-known (in the US) Lemonwood — with both being members of the “Calycophyllum” genus — this unique South American wood is generally in short supply through US channels. Although it is not a true boxwood (of the “Buxus” genus), Castelo Boxwood has a very similar pale yellow to light brown color palette and has proven popular in the domestic craft wood market, as it turns, glues and finishes well.
It has fair working properties; its grains are generally straight (although sometimes slightly interlocked). It has a fine, smooth texture, and is regarded as moderately durable.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Archery bows, carvings, inlay and turned objects.
Comments: Castelo Boxwood is not an easy one to source in the US. It is slow-drying wood, and often sells in a green or partially-green state. It is a tough wood; its small, tightly-grouped pores can make boards somewhat resistant to being cut, despite its generally cooperative working characteristics. Trees do not grow to be large (at all), so supplies are limited, and prices are generally reflective of this.
|$187.55||A||32.25 x 8.062 x 2.437 in||BOXCAS1008|| |
Small worm hole and sight surface feathering.
|$178.83||A||30.75 x 8.062 x 2.437 in||BOXCAS1007|| |
Slight checking one end.
|$218.12||A||51.25 x 5.9 x 2.437 in||BOXCAS1006|| |
End and some surface checking.
|$245.03||AB||60.5 x 6.125 x 2.5 in||BOXCAS1005|| |
Worm holes, surface checking, and end checks.
|$115.41||A||52.25 x 3.062 x 2.437 in||BOXCAS1004|| |
Checking and small cracks both ends.
|$132.70||AAA||38.812 x 4.375 x 2.5 in||BOXCAS1003|| |
Missing material on one corner.
|$85.18||A||38.562 x 3.062 x 2.5 in||BOXCAS1002|| |
Small worm holes with slight surface checking.
|$87.69||A||38.9 x 3.125 x 2.375 in||BOXCAS1001|| |
Small worm holes towards both ends.
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