Technical species specifications for Lacewood / Leopardwood Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Lacewood / Leopardwood Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Roupala Montana, Roupala Brasiliensis, Brazilian Lacewood, Australian Lacewood, South American Lacewood, Roopola Brasillensis, American Sycamore, European Lacewood, Louro Faia, Silky Oak,
  • Description: Lacewood / Leopardwood has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quartersawn. Like other woods that exhibit the strongest figure in quartersawn pieces, Lacewood / Leopardwood has the most pronounced figure and displays the largest flecks when perfectly quartersawn; this is due to the wood's wide medullary rays, whose layout can be seen the clearest when lookin at the endgrain.
  • Janka Hardness: 2,150 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • About: Related to Sycamore, quartersawn lumber shows unique ray fleck. Plainsawn wood and tree called "Plane." Grows to huge proportions, used by ancient Persian and Greeks to provide shade in gardens and parks. Hippocrates taught medicine under a plane tree.
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: Typically tall and straight, up to 120 feet, and with diameters as large as 48".
  • Geographic Area: Tropical South America
  • Color: Color is pink to reddish brown and is highly figured with a distinct small "lacelike" pattern. The sapwood is almost white.
  • Photosensitivity: Lacewood / Leopardwood matures to a deeper brown with age.
  • Luster: Low
  • Grain: Straight
  • Texture: Fine to Medium
  • Drying Characteristics: Dries rapidly without much splitting but has a tendency to distort.
  • Working Characteristics: Works well with hand and machine tools, but there is moderate blunting effect on cutters and a tendency to bind in saws. Glues well, stains and polishes, with care, to an excellent finish.
  • Durability Rating: Lacewood / Leopardwood is rated as non-durable and is also susceptible to insect attack.
  • Applications: Furniture, floors, gunstocks, decorative veneers, musical instruments, jewelry boxes, cabinetry, interior woodwork. Excellent for turning fancy goods.

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