Ziricote lumber has a heartwood which has various shades of black. Contains irregular wavy grain, sometimes with a three dimensional appearance. This wood has the appearance of ebony, with a even more interesting wavy grain pattern. Weight ranges from 49 to 68 pcf. Typical Width = 3" to 10" Typical Length = 3' to 8'
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Central America (Belize, Guatemala, & Mexico)
Zircote, Ziracote, Sericote
Specific gravity is 0.63 to 0.84 (oven dry weight/green volume)
Carves and turns nicely. Finishes smoothly and takes a high polish.
Non-durable. Susceptible to insect attack. Resistant to preservative treatment.