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.
Widths: 4″ to 7″
Lengths: Mostly 10′
Surfacing: Skip planed