Color is usually deep red with ribbon figure in quarter-sawn Grows to 90 feet height and 24 inches in diameter. Bloodwood is extremely dense and has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. The wood tends to be brittle and can splinter easily while being worked. Those persistent enough to bear with the difficulties of working with Bloodwood to the finishing stage are rewarded with an exceptional and lustrous red surface.
|Wood Type||Tropical hardwood.|
|Texture||Has a fine texture with good natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked.|
|Health Risks||The wood’s dust has been reported as occasionally causing effects such as thirst and salivation, as well as nausea. Can also cause skin irritation.|
|Color||Heartwood is a bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. Applying a thick protective finish and keeping the wood out of direct sunlight can help slow this color shift.|