Bloodwood: Exotic Wood

Bloodwood is a very heavy, dense exotic wood with a bright red to deep red/brown color. Bloodwood is often used for the color and contrast that it can provide when combined with other woods in the same project. Bloodwood can be difficult to work with due to its dense nature, so quality, sharp tools are required. 

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeAfrica
Botanical NameBrosimum Rubescens
Specific Gravity1.04
Avg. Weight Per BF6.5 lbs
Color RangeBright red to brown-red
Rarity / AvailabilitySomewhat rare
Typical Avg. Width4 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length4 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor25%
Wood UsesFurniture, Cutting Boards, Turkey Calls, and Boxes
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Satine or Bloodwood

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