Satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia) has its main habitat in Southeast India and Sri Lanka. The tree reaches a height of no more than 50-65 feet, but its trunk is not very wide.
The wood is hard and dense and can be worked wonderfully. It achieves a wonderful 3-D effect that can be described as silky and shimmering. Satinwood has a yellow color. It is mainly used for small handicraft items, but has also been used to craft luxury furniture. It is often used as a veneer, as can be seen, for example, in the so-called "Lemon Room" at the Faber-Castell family's new palace in Fürth near Nuremberg. The room was partially paneled in Ceylon Satinwood.
Dimensions: approx. 255 x 60 x 60 mm, some cracks present
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.