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