Katalox is an exotic wood that is native to Central America. It is far superior in strength to either Teak or Hard maple. Strength qualities in compression parallel to grain are exceptionally high. It is very hard – much harder than White oak, Hard maple, or Teak. The wood is exceptionally heavy. It weighs much more than Hard maple or Teak in the green or seasoned condition. The wood is very dense.

Avg Dry Wgt : 70 lbs/ft3 (1122 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 3660lbf (16280 N) | Specific Gravity : 1.04

Texture : Very fine to medium
Grain Pattern : Generally straight to irregular
Health Risk : Not Known
Color : Dark, reddish brown
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood