Lignum Vitae – Argentine


Lignum Vitae (Argentine) is an exotic wood, yet is native to the West Indies and the tropical regions of the Americas. It is a very hard, dense, and heavy wood, with a fine texture. The heartwood color ranges from a dark greenish brown to black. Lignum Vitae is excellent for wood turning, as well as being used for bearings, bushings, some marine applications, and mallet heads. It has an oily to waxy character and takes a high polish.

Avg Dry Wgt : 74 lbs/ft3 (1190 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 3710lbf (16503 N) | Specific Gravity : 1.10

Texture : Fine and even
Grain Pattern : Interlocking and wavy
Health Risk : Dermatitis
Color : Streaks of olive green, dark yellow, and tan
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood

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