LEOPARDWOOD - Panopsis rubellens


NAME: Leopardwood
BOTANICAL NAME: Panopsis rubellens
ALSO KNOWN AS: Snake wood
RANGE: South America, primarily Chile and Brazil
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Moderately strong and stiff. Flaky, speckled figure with dark flecks, varying from a small lacelike pattern to a larger "splashy" figure.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Machines, finishes and polishes well. Similar in appearance to, but stronger, denser and darker than Lacewood
USES: Boxes, inlay, Turnings, carving, inlays, decorative veneer and fine furniture
COST: Expensive