BOTANICAL NAME: Platymiscium spp
ORIGIN: Central and South America
DESCRIPTION: 950 kg/m3 density. The heartwood colour can be changeable, from a gloss red to a reddish or purple dark brown, usually with darker lines.
SUGGESTIONS: It generally has good work qualities both for hand tools and machine tools, though intertwined grains must be treated carefully to avoid any cracks.
DRYING: It has to be slowly.
USES: Furnitures, sheet, musical instruments and small wood specialized articles.