6/4 Paela Live Edge Slab: 12 x 72


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Perhaps the closest relative to the more-famous Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Paela shares many of the same excellent acoustic properties. With great color, a smooth texture, and a unique iridescent quality that seems to shimmer under the proper wood finish, Paela has an almost subliminal cache

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Common Name(s):
Chakte Viga, Paela, Aripin

Scientific Name:
Coulteria platyloba (=Caesalpinia)

Tropical areas of Mexico and Central America

Tree Size:
20-30 ft (6-9 m) tall, 1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight:
58 lbs/ft3 (935 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC):
.78 / .93

Heartwood bright orange to golden brown. Sapwood pale white to yellow.

Grain is usually straight, though sometimes interlocked. Has a fine, even texture with a good natural luster.?Diffuse-porous; small pores in no specific arrangement; solitary and radial/clustered multiples of 2-4; growth rings indistinct; rays not visible without lens; parenchyma vasicentric, confluent, and banded.

Despite its high density, Chakte Viga generally responds well to most machining operations, though interlocked grain can result in tearout. Turns, glues, and finishes well.

Common Uses:
Inlays, furniture, flooring, and turned objects.