Board and Log Leftovers. Ends, Trimmings and Pieces with small Defects.
BOTANIC NAME: Swartzia cubensis
COMERCIAL NAME: Katalox, Mexican Royal Ebony
ORIGIN: Central America and northern South America
DESCRIPTION: Density 1150kg/m3. Heartwood is dark reddish brown to nearly black, sometimes with a strong purple hue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Is considered difficult to work on account of its hardness, especially when brushing. Gluing can be problematic due to the natural oils of the wood. The use of Titebond III ultimate waterproof is recommended. We recommend the use of respiratory protection when working.
DRYING: The drying speed varies from normal to slow, drying well on small sizes and presenting a tendency to crack or bend.
USES: Musical instruments, interior carpentry, joinery.