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Boxwood

Buxus macowanii
Also known as |
African Boxwood|Boxwood
Boxwood Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

While the term “boxwood” has become quite convoluted over time, this species, Buxus macowanii, is considered a close cousin to ‘the original boxwood.’ (Buxus sempervirens). It’s pale, creamy yellowish hues make it popular with wood turners and especially carvers, as Boxwood is renowned for its capacity to hold crisp, fine details and it has a smooth, very fine texture.

Trees rarely make it much passed 20 feet in height and trunk diameters max out at only 6 inches in diameter. Not surprisingly, this limits its supply to primarily small, craft-sized pieces. The very small logs (if you can even call them that) it produces are often cracked, due to its tough, dense nature. Beware of other species, similar in color and density, being sold as boxwood.

The Boxwood that we carry has been carefully air dried over many years and originates from South Africa.

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

Why We Love This Wood

The tight grain and high density of this species allow carvers to create the most intricate details in their work. The silky smooth finish achievable makes that detail simply gorgeous to look at!

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupYellow / White
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF5.1
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3975
    Janka Hardness - LBF2840
    Janka Hardness - N12610
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    Boxwood-Standard-4/4Live-edgedboards
    4/4 Live-edged boards
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    10
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    Boxwood-Standard-6/4Live-edgedboards

    6/4 Live-edged boards

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    11
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    Boxwood-Standard-8/4Live-edgedboards

    8/4 Live-edged boards

    Standard
    lb
    12
    lb
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    BOX1478_1
    BOX1478
    0.94"
    x 3.25" x
    40.44"
    Bark inclusions. Knot.

    $58.56

    BOX1474_1
    BOX1474
    0.94"
    x 2.63" x
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    Crack. Skip planed.

    $41.48

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    BOX1473
    0.94"
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    34"
    Cracks. Knot. Bark inclusion.

    $59.78

    BOX1469_1
    BOX1469
    0.88"
    x 3.5" x
    42.94"
    Checking. Bark inclusions.

    $56.40

    BOX1468_1
    BOX1468
    0.88"
    x 3.31" x
    46.25"
    Bark inclusions. Skip planed. Worm tracks. Dark spots.

    $56.60

    BOX1466_1
    BOX1466
    0.88"
    x 3.5" x
    35"
    Crack. Checking. Bark inclusions.

    $44.40

    BOX1463_1
    BOX1463
    0.88"
    x 4.5" x
    36.88"
    Checks. Bark inclusions. Some dark spots.

    $60.00

    BOX1462_1
    BOX1462
    0.94"
    x 4.44" x
    45.25"
    Knots. Skip planed. Small black spots and streaks.

    $79.20

    BOX1461_1
    BOX1461
    0.94"
    x 3.56" x
    39"
    Dark heartwood. Planer burn. Skip planed.

    $55.44

    BOX1458_1
    BOX1458
    0.94"
    x 3.25" x
    27.56"
    Skip planed. Variable thickness to 0.81”. Dark streaks.

    $27.00

    BOX1451_1
    BOX1451
    0.94"
    x 4.13" x
    51"
    Skip planed,Small bark inclusions,Edge defect

    $83.00

    BOX1450_1
    BOX1450
    0.94"
    x 4.25" x
    38.88"
    Skip planed,Small cracks

    $51.60

    BOX1449_1
    BOX1449
    1"
    x 3.5" x
    48.13"
    Small bark inclusions,Slight skip planing

    $63.80

    BOX1444_1
    BOX1444
    1.5"
    x 3.5" x
    40.13"
    Cracks.

    $79.92

    BOX1430_1
    BOX1430
    0.94"
    x 4.5" x
    33.63"
    Cracks. Grain deterioration.

    $61.56

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