Chakte Viga


Chakte Viga is a tropical hardwood from Mexico. The heartwood color varies slightly from pale to rich reddish orange. Chakte Viga is sometimes referred to as Paela. The grain is typically straight, but can interlocking. It is reported to have good tonal qualities and is popular in both instrument building and wood turning. The wood can darken with exposure to light.

Avg Dry Wgt : 58 lbs/ft3 (935 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 2250lbf (10008 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.85

Texture : Medium to fine
Grain Pattern : Straight, sometimes interlocking
Health Risk : Unknown
Color : Light to dark orange
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood

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