Snakewood is the most expensive woods in the world. It only grows along the coastal area in northern South America. The tree is very small and has a high waste factor when cutting. It is dark reddish brown with darker brown to black patches, distinguished by a unique snakeskin grain pattern. Figure is often only visible on one or two sides of a piece. Snakewood is very heavy and dense and is very brittle. It does turn very well and finishes with a high sheen.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood|
|Texture||Fine even texture, high luster|
|Grain Pattern||Straight, distinguished by light to heavy snakeskin pattern|
|Color||Deep reddish brown with darker contrasting brown or black patches|