Yellowheart: Exotic Wood

Yellowheart is an exotic wood known for its yellow color and is most often used in projects where its unique color can be showcased. Harvesting Yellowheart has recently been restricted, making it very difficult to source.

A good alternative to Yellowheart is American Osage Orange, which has the same yellow type color in it when first harvested and dried. The future availability of Yellowheart may be limited and is uncertain at this point. 


Origin of Wood TypeSouth America
Botanical NameEuxylophora Paraensis
Specific Gravity.82
Avg. Weight Per BF5.1 lbs
Color RangeYellow
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon, but restricted harvesting at this time
Typical Avg. Width4 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length4 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesFurniture, Boxes, and Inlays
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Pau Armello, Satinwood, and Yellowheart