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