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Botanical Name

Euxylophora paraensis

Other Names

Yellowheart; Brazilian Satinwood; Pau Amarello; Amarello; Pau Setim

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern




Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3


Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3


Janka Hardness - LBF


Janka Hardness - Newtons


Yellowheart is a neo-satine wood whose color can range from pale yellow to bright yellow to varying shades of gold. Sapwood is lighter and pale, but not always easily discerned from pale-colored heartwood. Its grains are typically straight, but can also by wavy and/or interlocked. Its typically fine (sometimes medium or in between), consistent texture takes on a luxurious look, revealing a deep natural luster, when sanded.

As far as working characteristics are concerned, Yellowheart is generally very cooperative for a fairly dense and durable wood. (Although sharp blades may be necessary with some interlocked-grain boards.) It glues and finishes very well. The wood holds its color well: slowly darkening, to a degree, as it ages, often giving it an even more striking appearance.


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

Common Uses: Flooring / parquee flooring, furniture, cabinetry, millwork, veneer, musical instruments (guitars, in particular), inlay, boatbuilding, handles / stocks, trim, accents, carvings and turnings.

Comments: Yellowheart is an important commercial lumber in Brazil. Although US importation has been sproadic, so has its demand. Thus, Yellowheart remains a moderately priced, readily available option for wood craftsmen.

Premium-grade examples have a dramatically figured, two-toned satiny look, with a deep chatoyance. Although it is not considered to be one, such premium-grade specimens can look as luxurious and velvety as of the true satine woods

Species Description: Wood Species

$85.6235.9 x 6 x 1.75 inYELLOWHRT1004

Cracks on one end.

$105.8937 x 6 x 1.75 inYELLOWHRT1003
Out of stock

Clear no defects.

$152.0525.375 x 12.562 x 1.9 inYELLOWHRT1002
Out of stock

Clear two face.

$78.9033.9 x 13.687 x 0.875 inYELLOWHRT1001

Knot with crack on one face.

Fingerboard - Yellowheart
$20.0021 x 3 x 0.3 inFINGERYELLOWHT1001

Yellowheart Fingerboard

21″ x 3″ 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

If you have a strict dimensional requirement, please contact us to confirm we select the correct dimensions for you.


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