Desert Ironwood is found only in southwestern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. This desert tree attains a height of 25 feet with a diameter seldom over 18 inches. It is one of the heaviest woods found in North America. The dense heartwood varies in color from a light tan to golden brown to chocolate brown often with darker striping. The best colored material comes from dead trees/logs that may have lain on the desert floor for decades. The wood generally contains many defects but most can be repaired with cyanoacrylate (super) glues. The wood is difficult to work because of its hardness, but takes a beautiful, glassy-smooth polish.
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