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Pink Ivory

Berchemia zeyheri
Also known as |
Red Ivory
Pink Ivory Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Pink Ivory remains one of the most elusive, coveted and highly desirable of all the world’s many exotic woods. Despite being indigenous to Southern Africa, the wood is rare throughout its home continent. What isn’t exported abroad is said to be hoarded by rich, hierarchical families throughout Africa, as the wood is considered to be on the same level of value as diamonds and emeralds.

Its reputation in the US is that of being one of the most elusive, difficult-to-source of all exotic woods, and one of the “holy grail” exotic tonewoods in the eyes of many guitar builders.

In addition to its dazzling colors, texture and overall supremely regal appearance, Pink Ivory possesses great density (3230 lbf, on the Janka Hardness scale), making it well suited for a variety of applications. It is very popular with wood carvers and turners, alike, although it can be difficult to work and has reputation for dulling saw blades.<br><br>The Wood Database lists trees as growing to maturity at heights ranging from 100 – 130 feet, and trunk diameters of 3 to 5 feet. This, however, is inaccurate as trees rarely grow past 35 feet in height with trunks around one foot in diameter. The tree is protected and sustainably maintained in South Africa, only felled after the issuance of very limited permitting by respective state government environmental authorities. Given this, it’s little wonder that finding any Pink or Red Ivory beyond small craft-sized pieces has proven a very difficult task in the US.

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

Why We Love This Wood

Gorgeous bright pink lumber with occasional dazzling figured grain patterns!

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    Pink Ivory Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
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    Main Color GroupPink
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF5.4
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31035
    Janka Hardness - LBF3230
    Janka Hardness - N14370
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    4/4 – 12/4 Live-edged boards

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    turnivpink02 1
    TURNIVPINK1001
    Our Pink Ivory turning blanks come in range of sizes and are good quality lumber. The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate. If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations. The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

    $24.00$35.00

    IVREDSQB1016 1
    IVREDSQB1016
    2"
    x 2" x
    12"
    4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares. Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price. Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality. We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

    $70.00

    IVREDSQB1015 1
    IVREDSQB1015
    2"
    x 2" x
    12"
    4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares. Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price. Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality. We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

    $70.00

    IVREDSQB1005 1
    IVREDSQB1005
    2"
    x 2" x
    12"
    4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares. Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price. Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality. We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

    $70.00

    IVRED1059 1
    IVRED1059
    0.94"
    x 7.5" x
    46"
    Knots. Checks.

    $270.35

    IVRED1044 1
    IVRED1044
    2.5"
    x 7.25" x
    19"
    Knot. Checks.

    $190.83

    IVRED1041 1
    IVRED1041
    0.75"
    x 12" x
    15.25"
    Checks.

    $107.34

    IVRED1034 1
    IVRED1034
    0.94"
    x 7.25" x
    48"
    Width varies. Cracks. Planer skips.

    $210.71

    IVRED1032 1
    IVRED1032
    1.25"
    x 9.5" x
    45.5"
    Open pith and defects both sides.

    $359.00

    IVRED1031 1
    IVRED1031
    2.75"
    x 8" x
    54.75"
    Surface checks in sapwood. End checks and pith one side.

    $596.95

    IVRED1030 1
    IVRED1030
    1.3"
    x 6" x
    37.5"
    Max width 8″. Min width 6.5″. Defects one end. Checking at other end.

    $202.38

    IVRED1029 1
    IVRED1029
    1.3"
    x 7.5" x
    56.25"
    Max width 8″. Min width 7″. Hairline cracks on one face. Good face has minor end checks one end.

    $332.43

    IVRED1028 1
    IVRED1028
    1.3"
    x 7" x
    56"
    Max width 8″. Min width 6.25″. Large defect one end. Good face has 2 small knots. Defects on reverse face

    $276.10

    IVRED1024 1
    IVRED1024
    1.3"
    x 7" x
    54.25"
    Max width 9″. Min width 6.5″. Hairline cracks on sappy face. One large defect with hairline crack on good face

    $283.75

    IVRED1022 1
    IVRED1022
    1.55"
    x 5" x
    33.75"
    Max width 7.5″. Min width 4″. End checks. Mostly sap on reverse face

    $168.37

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