Common Name(s): Lacewood, Brazilian Lacewood, South American Lacewood Growing Region: Tropical South America Tree Size: 30-50 ft tall, 2-3 ft trunk diameter Average Board Foot Weight(Dry): Janka Hardness: 840 lbf Color/Appearance: Very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. Reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quartersawn.
Grain/Texture: Has a fairly coarse and uneven texture due to the difference in densities between the regular wood tissue and the rays. The grain is usually straight.
Lacewood has the most pronounced figure and displays the largest flecks when perfectly quartersawn; this is due to the wood’s wide medullary rays, whose layout can be seen the clearest when looking at the endgrain