ceylon satinwood


Known in the European veneer world as “Lemon Wood”, East Indian Satinwood is one of the most exquisite lumbers in the world.  It has a beautiful golden color and very tight grain.  At its best there is a crystalline texture in the grain that looks like little sparkling diamonds.

  • East Indian Satinwood is one of the rarest woods
  • Golden color and tight grain

Characteristics of East Indian Satinwood

Origin of Wood Type India
Botanical Name Chloroxylon swietenia
Specific Gravity 0.98
Avg. Weight Per BF 5.08 lb/ bf
Color Range Gold – Brown
Rarity / Availability Rare
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 4′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Veneer and many other uses
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Ceylon Satinwood, Lemon Wood, Lemonwood

East Indian Ceylon Satinwood Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
8/4 Unselected None Mix 2.00″ to 10.00″ 48.00″ to 120.00″ $80.00

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Sample Pictures of East Indian Satinwood

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.