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Satinwood – East Indian

Chloroxylon swietenia
Also known as |
Ceylon Satinwood|Satinwood
Satinwood - East Indian Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

East Indian (or Ceylon) Satinwood is a truly exquisite tropical hardwood. Its heartwood ranges from light to medium golden yellow, typically. Sapwood generally is white/off white and paler than the heartwood, though not always clearly demarcated. Premium-grade examples can be seen with a mottled or rippled grain pattern — resembling ripples in satin fabric, and, thus, lending to its name “Satinwood;” such examples may possess a chatoyance ranging from subtle to the dramatic.

Grains can be straight, but are more typically interlocked. Although — due to its density, hardness and generally interlocked grains — it can be difficult to work, it turns, glues and finishes superbly; featuring a smooth, luxurious texture and a shimmering natural luster.

In comparison with other exotic woods, Ceylon Satinwood has remained in short supply to the US market. Its exportation from the region remains restricted. That said, this is actually of little concern to the tree farmers of East India, as the wood is highly coveted throughout the Indian Plate portion of Southern Asia.

Finding long boards of it can be quite difficult and pieces of craft-sized dimensions are more commonly found in the US.  Other than the supply issue, a root cause for this is the fact that trees reach full maturity at a height of only 40 to 50 feet, with miniscule trunk diameters of just 1 to 1-1/2 feet. Long boards are always in short supply and sell at a premium, when found.

Not listed in the CITES Appendices, but categorized as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Why We Love This Wood

Chatoyance.... on a silky, satin sheen backdrop.... simply gorgeous!

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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 - LBF2620
    Janka Hardness - N11650
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    Bark inclusion. Nice color.

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    Minor checks. Pinhole.

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    1.19"
    x 2.94" x
    59.88"
    Crack. Defect on edge.

    $59.05

    SATINEI1134_1
    SATINEI1134
    1.19"
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    Checks in edge. Cracks in end. Knot.

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    Hole. Interesting figure and spalting.

    $34.40

    SATINEI1131_1
    SATINEI1131
    1.19"
    x 3.75" x
    48.5"
    Checks, knots, and bark inclusion on edge.

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    SATINEI1129_1
    SATINEI1129
    1.19"
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    36.19"
    Minor bark inclusions.

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    1.19"
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    Knot. Pinhole.

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    1.19"
    x 3.06" x
    36.13"
    Defect on edge.

    $32.80

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    SATINEI1122
    0.88"
    x 4.69" x
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    Skip planed

    $39.05

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    Skip planed,Edge defect

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    0.88"
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