Leopardwood

leopardwoodGeneral:  Sometimes confused with Lacewood because of their common mottled look but they are not related.   imported from countries in Central and South America. Description:  Has a very obvioius flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which resemble the spots of a leopard. Has a fairly coarse texture and straight grain. Workability:  Fairly difficult to work because of its high density and tendency to tearout during planing. Leopardwood glues and finishes well. Common Uses:  Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects. SRH Stock:

Thicknesses:  4/4"

Widths:  4" to 7"

Lengths:  Mostly 10'

Surfacing:  Skip planed

Leopardwood Links:

The wood Database