Primavera

Primavera 2General:  Frequently called “White Mahogany”.  Wood is mostly found in Central American and is frequently plantation grown.

Description:  Usually ranges from a pale cream color to a golden yellow. Color tends to darken and redden with age.  Grain usually ranges from straight to slightly interlocked. Medium texture and medium sized pores, with a naturally high luster.

Workability:  Although Primavera frequently has interlocked and irregular grain, it is overall quite easy to work: most likely on account of its rather low density compared to other hardwoods. It does, however, have a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges, so carbide tools are recommended. Primavera also tends to split when nailed or screwed, so pilot holes are recommended despite the wood’s softness. Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well.

Common Uses:  Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, and interior trim.

SRH Stock:  In addition to the stock listed below we have a wide range of logs that can be sawn to your specification.  Check out our Specialty Woods area for details.

Thicknesses:  4/4″ and 8/4″

Widths:  6″

Lengths:  Mostly 8′

Surfacing:  Skip planed

Primavera Links:

The Wood Database