The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is the wood from the palm tree best known for its coconuts and from practically every posted advertising tropical vacation destinations. The branchless coconut tree reaches heights of 60-75 feet with feathery palm fronds between 10 and 25 feet long. Almost every bit of the plant is made use of: the wood, the palm fronds, and, of course, the coconut (coconut milk, coconut water, coconut meat, coconut oil), etc.
The wood is a bit difficult to work with because its very beautiful and unique appearance is the result of two very different hardnesses. The black “needles” are extremely hard and dense, while the “flesh” in between is rather soft. You’ll definitely need sharp tools to work with it. The grain from the top view is particularly spectacular and unique. Only the outer part of the trunk can be used since the core is extremely soft, usually even putrid. It is often used to make furniture and build huts in the countries where it grows.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 10 mm
The shown is a sample pair of scales, you'll get a similar piece
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
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.