Lignum Vitae (Genuine) is an exotic wood native to 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 : 79 lbs/ft3 (1260 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 4380lbf (19483 N) | Specific Gravity : 1.12
Texture : Fine and even
Grain Pattern : Interlocking and wavy
Health Risk : Skin irritation
Color : Yellowish Brown, Dark Green to Dark Brown
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood