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Botanical Name

Erythroxylon spp.

Other Names

Redheart; Red Heart; Chakte Kok; Acotillo

Main Color Group

Reddish

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

40

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

640

Janka Hardness - LBF

1210

Janka Hardness - Newtons

5380

Redheart is a unique Central / South American hardwood characterized by a reddish base color — ranging from dull to bright pink, pinkish-red or red — with streaks and highlights diverse in color, from darker red tones, to yellows, oranges and even occasional purples. Grains range from irregular to wild (although sometimes straight, also), and can often be multi-dimensional or overlapping — often to very dramatic effect, especially when vibrant secondary colors are present.

Its texture is fine and smooth, although it does not possess much natural luster. It works, turns, glues and finishes well, as would be expected with a wood of its moderate density.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Turned objects, inlays, veneer, fine furniture, musical instruments and small specialty wood items

Comments: Despite Redheart’s rather moderate weight, hardness and density, the wood can burn easily when resawn, if blades and cutting tools are not sharp. Such burning produces a black tar-like resin which adheres to the wood’s surface and requires patient sanding.

With its sometimes stunning aesthetic qualities, Redheart has been a popular turning wood; it is starting to appear more frequently in custom electric guitar building (necks, fretboards, etc.), also.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionprice_hsort
Redheart
$26.9236.75 x 3.8 x 0.9 inREDHT1018

small tight knots open crack

26.92
Redheart
$72.7873.75 x 5.12 x 0.9 inREDHT1017

wane one end small tight knots georgeous figure

72.78
Redheart
$52.7464 x 4.75 x 0.9 inREDHT1016

End cracks worm holes small tight knots

52.74
Redheart
$34.9135 x 4.6 x 1.12 inREDHT1015

worm tracks

34.91
Redheart
$39.0348 x 3.75 x 1.12 inREDHT1014

wane knots worm tracks

39.03
Redheart
$28.8236.25 x 3.75 x 0.9 inREDHT1013

crack one end

28.82
Redheart
$29.6648.75 x 2.87 x 0.9 inREDHT1012

Cracks one edge

29.66
Redheart
$52.6940.5 x 7.5 x 0.8125 inREDHT1011

Knots and open crack

52.69
Turning Squares - Tamarind - Spalted
$14.00$24.0024 x 2 x 2 inTURNTAMSPALT1001

Our Spalted Tamarind turning blanks come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber.

The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.

If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

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Turning Squares - Redheart
$12.00$21.0024 x 2 x 2 inTURNREDHEART1001

Our Redheart turning blanks come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber.

The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.

If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

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Fingerboard - Redheart
$15.0021 x 3 x 0.3 inFINGERREDHT1001

Redheart Fingerboard

21″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

15
Redheart
$41.2950.25 x 3.875 x 1 inREDHT1010
Out of stock

Unique figure.

41.29
Redheart
$30.8948.562 x 3 x 1 inREDHT1009
Out of stock

Check on one end.

30.89
Redheart
$38.5061.5 x 4.06 x 0.9375 inREDHT1008
Out of stock

cracks 1 end planer skip

38.5
Redheart
$50.3564.5 x 4 x 0.9375 inREDHT1007
Out of stock

crack 1 end

50.35
Redheart
$41.4651.5 x 4.125 x 0.9375 inREDHT1006
Out of stock

End checks 1 end

41.46
Redheart
$29.4635.75 x 4.75 x 0.9375 inREDHT1005
Out of stock

Crack both sides

29.46
Redheart
$27.9748.375 x 3 x 1.125 inREDHT1004
Out of stock

Crack 1 end

27.97
Redheart
$47.7149.5 x 4 x 1.12 inREDHT1003
Out of stock

Planer skip 1 end

47.71
Redheart
$22.6237.25 x 3.125 x 0.9375 inREDHT1002
Out of stock

Edge Crack

22.62
Redheart
$39.5161 x 3 x 1.06 inREDHT1001
Out of stock

Nice clean board

39.51

Although we don't have any listed pieces for this species available in our online store, add this species to your Quote Request and we'll get back to you with availability in our warehouse.