Bloodwood is a popular American hardwood famous for its bright red color and outstanding durability. The wood can be a little difficult to work with owing to its hardness but has remarkable strength and stability, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. It is extensively used for making durable furniture and also finds applications in other interior work like inlays, trim, carvings, and specialty projects like tool handles, guitar bodies, and turned objects. The price can be moderate to high.
An American hardwood, bloodwood is beautiful and strong. Native to Tropical South America, bloodwood trees are about 80-150 ft (25-45 m) tall with a 4-7 ft (1.2-2.1 m) trunk diameter. With an average dried weight of 1,050 kg/m3, the wood is considerably heavy and dense. The Janka hardness score of 2,900 lbf makes it one of the hardest woods in the world.
The heartwood of bloodwood is bright red and becomes darker (brownish red) over time due to exposure to light. The darkening of color can be slowed down by avoiding direct exposure to sunlight and applying a protective finish. The sapwood is pale yellow and clearly distinguishable. The wood grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is fine. The chatoyant effect is common due to its high natural lustre.
Bloodwood is extremely durable in terms of resistance to decay and insect attacks. Its hardness can make it slightly difficult to work with and blunt the cutters. The price of redwood ranges from moderate to high depending on availability. Common uses include furniture, guitars, interior trim, inlays, carvings, knife handles, guitars, and turned objects.
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