Leopardwood is so named for the tightly-grouped flecks which cover its surface. It is almost exclusively quartersawn, which displays its dramatic flecking in leopard-spot-like patterns (thus, the name). It is medium to dark, reddish brown in color. . Prior to being sanded, the flecked portion’s slightly elevated positioning on the wood’s surface gives it a true 3D look. It is fairly difficult to work and it’s uneven texture can cause tearout issues when boards are planed.
Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Why We Love This Wood
Leopardwood is often confused with Lacewood as they have a similar "leopard-like" pattern, but it is considerably heavier and denser.
A Popular Choice in
|Main Color Group||Reddish Brown|
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||55|
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||885|
|Janka Hardness - LBF||2150|
|Janka Hardness - N||9560|