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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
    Standard
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    10
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    Boxwood-Standard-6/4Live-edgedboards

    6/4 Live-edged boards

    Standard
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    11
    lb
    no
    Boxwood-Standard-8/4Live-edgedboards

    8/4 Live-edged boards

    Standard
    lb
    12
    lb
    no

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    BOX1435_1
    BOX1435
    0.94"
    x 4.5" x
    30.13"
    Small cracks. Small knots.

    $79.20

    BOX1434_1
    BOX1434
    0.94"
    x 4.5" x
    29.5"
    Nice board.

    $56.76

    BOX1433_1
    BOX1433
    0.94"
    x 3.25" x
    32.31"
    Skip planed.

    $46.20

    BOX1432_1
    BOX1432
    0.94"
    x 3.25" x
    32.5"
    Skip planed.

    $44.88

    BOX1431_1
    BOX1431
    0.94"
    x 3.56" x
    33.88"
    Crack. Skip planed.

    $56.40

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

    $61.56

    BOX1427_1
    BOX1427
    0.94"
    x 3.19" x
    27.13"
    Cracks. Skip planed.

    $33.60

    BOX1425_1
    BOX1425
    0.94"
    x 2.5" x
    28.44"
    Knot. Bark inclusion. Skip planed.

    $33.60

    BOX1424_1
    BOX1424
    0.94"
    x 3.13" x
    27.5"
    Skip planed.

    $38.28

    BOX1416 1
    BOX1416
    1.88"
    x 4.94" x
    44.88"
    Crack, Surface defect

    $198.47

    BOX1411 1
    BOX1411
    2"
    x 4.88" x
    40.13"
    Edge defect

    $187.85

    BOX1349 1
    BOX1349
    1.06"
    x 5.5" x
    39.44"
    Cracks. Checks. Knots. Bark inclusions.

    $105.13

    BOX1311 1
    BOX1311
    0.88"
    x 4.75" x
    33.38"
    Checks. Grain deterioration.

    $71.80

    BOX1307 1
    BOX1307
    0.94"
    x 3.31" x
    31.69"
    Checks.

    $66.28

    BOX1282 1
    BOX1282
    1"
    x 4" x
    47.5"
    Checks.

    $107.18

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