Snakewood

Piratinera guianensis

Also called Letterwood and Leopardwood. Color: dark red to reddish brown with irregular black speckles or stripes. Fine textured and highly lustrous. Very hard and heavy, 75-84 lbs/cu ft. Takes a beautiful finish. Very rare and very expensive. Guyana and Surinam.

Contains defects common to Snakewood, i.e., wane, possible heart checks, etc. but there is still much clear wood.

Item Number: SP3269

$264.00
1 5/8 x up to 7 1/2 x 22 7/8"