Macawood

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Mexican tulipwood (Macawood - Macacauba) (Platymiscium paraense)

Description

A waxy red to brown color wood with black streaks obtained from Platymiscium pinnatum trees native to Central and South America. Macawood produces a smooth, highly polished finish. It has been used for furniture, cabinetry, veneers, and musical instruments.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Platymiscium pinnatum; macacauba; Mexican tulipwood

Other Properties

Resistant to insects and decay.

Density 55-73 pcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Website address 1 Comment: agroforester.com/futfor/multispecies.html

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