Lacewood

Lacewood (Panopsis spp.) (P. rubescens and P. sessilifolia)

 

Common Names: Lacewood, Brazilian Lacewood, South American Lacewood

 

Distribution: Tropical South America

 

Color/Appearance: The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays. This is due to the wood’s wide medullary rays

 

Janka Hardness: 840 lbf

 

Density: 3.25 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: No adverse health effects reported for Lacewood in the Panopsis genus; several other genera in the Proteaceae Lacewood have been reported to cause eye and skin irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.

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