This gorgeous dark bark lumber wood has remained a favorite to many because of its old-fashioned beauty and versatility. Crafters use this wood often because it cuts and sands beautifully. It is also known as “Black Cherry.” Customers appreciate the wood for its designer look without the designer price. Imbuia is actually pale yellow but its color radiates a deep red color when exposed to natural sunlight.
Imbuia is great for paneling and carving, but is only moderately durable for outdoor projects. The lustrous Imbuia has significant color variations between boards. The heartwood ranges from light to dark red-brown, contrasting the sapwood, which may be light brown to a light pink tone. It is more expensive then oak but at the same time much softer.
Appearance: heartwood ranges from light to dark- red brown, contrasting the sapwood, which may be light brown a light pink tone.
Grain: fine uniform but maybe wavy.
Characteristics: as flooring, it is appealing because of its fine, straight grain and satiny smooth texture.
Janka Hardness: 950
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