redheart wood


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.

Characteristics of Redheart

Origin of Wood Type Mexico
Botanical Name Erythhooxylon mexicanum
Specific Gravity 0.68
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.5
Color Range Red
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 6′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Wood Turning, Inlaying, Box Making and more
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Chakte Kok, Chakte Coc, Honduras Redwood, Zapotillo
Redheart Lumber Pricing