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Origin of Wood Type:
Botanical Name:
Erythhooxylon mexicanum
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
Color Range:
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12"
Typical Avg. Length:
2' to 6' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Wood Turning, Inlaying, Box Making and Other Uses
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better

Other Trade Names:

Chakte Kok, Chakte Coc, Honduras Redwood, Zapotillo


Redheart is a dense fine textured hardwood from Central America with a beautiful red heartwood color. As with many red colored woods such as Padauk and Bloodwood, Redheart will oxidize to a brown color if not protected by a UV blocking finish. Redheart is a difficult lumber to dry but when cured properly it makes beautiful furniture.

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