Natural Live Edge Balsamo

  • Two natural live edges
  • 4/4 to 10/4" thick
  • 8' lengths
  • medium to fine texture with interlocking grain
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Scientific Name: Myroxlon balsamun

Common Name(s): Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva

From Southern Mexico and Central and South America 

Janka Hardness: 2,400 lbf (10,680 N) 

Color/Appearance: There is a fair degree of color variation between boards of Santos Mahogany, ranging from a lighter golden brown to a darker purplish red or burgundy. The color tends to turn more red/purple with age. Quartersawn sections can show a striped or ribbon pattern. 

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. Good natural luster 

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; medium pores in no specific arrangement; commonly in radial multiples of 2-3; reddish brown heartwood deposits common; growth rings usually indistinct, sometimes distinct due to discontinuous bands of marginal parenchyma; rays not visible without lens; parenchyma vasicentric and confluent. 

Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable in regards to decay resistance, with mixed reports on susceptibility to insect attack. 

Workability: Noticeable blunting effect on cutting edges. Working characteristics are rated as fair to poor, on account of both its density and its interlocked grain. Staining or gluing can sometimes be problematic, though the wood finishes well. 

Odor: Very distinctive spicy scent when being worked.

Common Uses: Flooring, furniture, interior trim, and heavy construction.

Come in and ask about our natural edge (as called "live edge") slabs - great for shelves, furniture, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!
Two Live edges.
4/4 to 10/4" thick.
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!