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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
$38.5061.5 x 4.06 x 0.9375 inREDHT1008

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

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

Planer skip 1 end

47.71
Redheart
$22.6237.25 x 3.125 x 0.9375 inREDHT1002

Edge Crack

22.62
Redheart
$39.5161 x 3 x 1.06 inREDHT1001

Nice clean board

39.51

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