Sometimes confused with Lacewood because of their common mottled look but they are not related. imported from countries in Central and South America.
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.
: Fairly difficult to work because of its high density and tendency to tearout during planing. Leopardwood glues and finishes well.
Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.
Widths: 4" to 7"
Lengths: Mostly 10'
Surfacing: Skip planed
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