Brosimum rubescens, Brosimum paraense
OTHER COMMON NAMES:
Amapa Rana, Bloodwood, Conduru, Doekaliballi, Falso Pao Brasil, Ferolia, Legno Satino, Muirapiranga, Palo de Oro, Pau Rainha, Satijnhout, Satine, Satine Rouge, Satine Rubane, Satinholz, Satinwood, Siton Paya
Bloodwood is a favorite wood species for turnery applications, including pens, billiard cues, and drum sticks. Bloodwood also serves well for the creation of furniture, cabinetry and musical instruments.
Central and Latin America
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
The distinct sapwood of Bloodwood is a light, creamy yellowish white in color.
Bloodwood’s heartwood ranges from a deep red to a lighter reddish brown color.
Typically straight and interlocked, with occasional wavy figuring.
Fine texture with small, tight pores.
Very little dimensional movement reported.
Bloodwood is extremely durable, with strong resistance to both decay and insect attack.
The denseness of Bloodwood lumber lends itself to the wood having an above-average blunting effect on cutting tools.
Bloodwood’s dense nature makes it rather difficult to cut. Sharp tools are highly recommended.
Very sharp cutters and proper angles are required to avoid splintering and tearout during planing operations.
Bloodwood turns extremely well with sharp tools and proper speeds and angles.
Again, sharp tools are required to overcome the dense, brittle nature of Bloodwood lumber.
Pre-drilling is highly recommended prior to nailing.
Bloodwood holds screw wells, assuming proper pre-boring.
Bloodwood possesses excellent polishing properties.
Stains well. Clear or light colored dyes and stains are recommended to allow the natural colorations inherent in Bloodwood to shine through.