Chinaberry

Color/Appearance: Color can range from a light pinkish orange to a deeper reddish brown. Commercially Leatherwood timber is used for furniture manufacturing and veneers, as well as pulpwood, turnery and handles. Also, there are a few misleading reports of Cocobolo’s Janka hardness being only about 1,100 lbf, and it’s modulus of elasticity at only about 1,100,000 lbf/in2: which is almost certainly either a typo or a different wood than what is commonly called Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa). All these pieces of furniture have been hand-crafted and finished with a light varnish to bring out the grain.

Botanically, the wood is actually more closely related to Brazilwood—well known for its use in violin bows. Ambrosia is very similar to spalting in that it is a staining of the wood left by a fungus. For those who are not comfortable with using synthetic pesticides, Chinaberry offers a more natural solution. Chinaberry is a potentially commercially valuable timber tree throughout its natural range in Asia, though perhaps under-utilized and under-appreciated. Wood jewelry stand ‘Beauty in Black’ by Wayan Weta can be found in jewelry boxes categories such as Wood Jewelry Boxes and Bar Jewelry Boxes Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

The bark, leaves, flowers, and berries of Chinaberry are all toxic and can cause severe problems to human beings as well as animals. Successional stages: Chinaberry is a common associate of early successional species such as loblolly pine and sweetgum 40 and is associated with disturbed sites (see Vegetative regeneration and General Habitat and Moisture ), suggesting it may have a role in early succession. Considered by some to be an invasive species, Mesquite is known to produce great firewood with a high thermal value. Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, interior trim, upholstered furniture frames, and general utility wood.

Yes, it pays its way, provides wood to individuals who couldn’t otherwise support their hobby, creates availability of woods not on the market and saves landfill space. Commonly used for posts, utility poles, sleepers, wood blocks, stumps, printing blocks and fence posts, Woollybutt is also suitable for a variety of marine applications, including bridge and wharf construction, boatbuilding and decking.

The freshly cut wood can be variable in colour, with blotches and streaks, but prolonged exposure to light ameliorates the more extreme variations. Wooden canes are sold with a bone white finish or natural wood with a clear coat of gloss protective finish. The center core of the tree is soft and contains none of the darker vascular bundles that give the wood its characteristic look and hardness.