Blood Wood, also called Satine(scientific name: Brosimumrubescensand B. paraense), has a heartwood of bright red color. Sapwood is pale yellow in color and is well defined. Its texture is fine, luster is good and grain is straight or somewhat interlocked.

Blood Wood is commonly found in tropical South America. It is said to be extremely durable and resistant to insect attack.

Janka Hardness :
12,900 N(2,900 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :
1,050 kg/m3(66 lbs/ft3)

Workability :
Very high density has a significant blunting effect on cutting tools. Wood is usually brittle and prone to easy splintering while being worked on. Lustrous red surface is revealed after finishing stage.


Pricing / Availability

This type of wood is widely renowned for its bold crimson-red colour, but most variants only have a dull reddish-brown appearance. It is readily available in the form of wide boards and blanks. It is generally priced in the medium to medium-high price band.



: It is not mentioned on the IUCN’s Red List and in the CITES Appendices.


Common uses

Owing to its naturally premium look, it is generally used for fine and intricate wood-work such as for carvings, in furniture, for knife handles, for guitars, in indoor trims and other turned items.



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