Yellowheart

YellowheartGeneral:  Also referred to as Pau Amarello (Portuguese for yellow wood) and is only found in Brazil.  The wood is also sometimes sold as Brazilian Satinwood ewven though it is not a true satinwood,

Description:  Heartwood color ranges from pale to golden yellow, darkening only slightly with age. Sapwood is a pale yellow/white.  Grain is usually straight, though some figured pieces may have wavy or interlocked grain. Fine uniform texture and a naturally high luster.

Workability:  Yellowheart is normally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though it can be more difficult if interlocked or figured grain is present. Yellowheart also has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Glues and finishes well.

Common Uses:  Flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, accents, and turned objects.

SRH Stock:

Thicknesses:  4/4″ and 8/4″

Widths:  6″ t0 22″

Lengths:  7′ to 9′

Surfacing:  Skip planed

Yellowheart Links:

The Wood Database