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′, sometimes longer available
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 Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
4/4 Unselected None Flat Sawn 2.00″ to 11.50″ 24.00″ to 72.00″ $22.00
4/4 Unselected Curly Flat Sawn 2.00″ to 11.50″ 24.00″ to 72.00″ $35.00

***Please note our online store does not contain all lumber available for purchase. Please call for availability. 1.610.932.7400***

Sample Pictures of Redheart

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.