Latin Name: Weinmannia trichosperma
Common Name(s): Tineo
Sources: South America (mainly Chile and Argentina)
Heartwood colors vary from pink, red, or orangish brown. Contrasting dark brown to black veins sometimes present. Sapwood is a pale yellowish brown, usually demarcated from the heartwood.
Grain is straight, with a uniform medium texture and good natural luster.
Works well with both hand and machine tools. Glues, turns, and finishes well.
Veneer, furniture, interior millwork, and turned objects.
Available in limited quantities, usually as small turning blanks, short lumber, and veneer sheets. Expect prices to be in the mid to upper range for an imported hardwood.