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Blood Wood

(Brosimum Paraense)
Blood Wood
Location:Bloodwood grows in French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Panama and Venezuela.
The Wood:This heartwood of this exotic and imported hardwood has various shades of rich, lustrous gray-red to deep red with golden luster and variegated yellow and red stripes. The sapwood is yellowish-white and sharply demarcated from the heartwood.
Workability:This wood is not hard to work as long as you use sharp tools. Pre-bore for fasteners. Glues, stains and polishes to a very good finish.
Use:Furniture - veneers - turnery - cabinetry - and fancy boxes.