Chakte kok (Sickingia salvadorensis) comes from the tropics of Central America, where it grows as a deciduous tree. The beautiful red color of the heartwood has also earned it the name red heart. The beautiful bright red color does fade somewhat over the years when exposed to UV light. If this is an issue, you may wish to use a UV-resistant surface treatment.
The wood is hard, dense, and of medium weight, suitable for art objects. But it can also be used to make furniture and instruments.
Dimensions: approx. 350 x 75 x 75 mm
You will get the shown piece!
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.