Tamarind – Spalted
Spalted Tamarind comes from South East Asia. The decay/spalting gives the wood awesome spiderweb type patterns that add character and excitement to its appearance. The spalting is most prevalent in the sapwood which is prone to attack from bugs and fungus which cause it.
It is moderately difficult to work, but turns and finishes well. Sometimes the rot is more endemic than is obvious from looking at the surface of the lumber result in some wastage (lost pieces).
Take care to use good dust collection and a dust mask, as the fungal spores add more to the air than dust alone.
Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Why We Love This Wood
We just love the crazy spalting effects present in this species!
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|Main Color Group||Variegated|
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF||4.4|
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||850|
|Janka Hardness - LBF||2690|
|Janka Hardness - N||11970|
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