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Wood Sampler – Large


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Wood sample board with the local names of the woods. The sample board usually includes samples of 14 of the following woods:
~ Mora, a bright yellow wood with a natural glossy sheen, used years ago as a dyewood (Maclura tintorea or Chlorofora tintorea)
~ Cocobolo, one of the most beautiful woods in the world (Dalbergia retusa).
~ Grevillea, a wood with grain that looks like lace (Grevillea robusta or Silky Oak).
~ Balsamo (Myroxylon balsamum)
~ Nazareno (Purpleheart or Peltogyne purpurea) a wood that is naturally purple; so heavy it will sink in water.
~ Guanacaste, the national tree of Costa Rica (Enterolobium cyclocarpum.)
~ Guayacan real, a naturally green wood, one of the hardest and heaviest woods in the world (Lignum vitae or Guacium sanctum.)
~ Guapinol (Hymenaea courbaril)
~ Cristobal (Platymiscium pinnatum)
~ Marfil, a very hard, heavy, lustrous yellow wood (Sideroxylon spp.)
~ Corteza (Tabebuia ochracea)
~ Ñambaro (Aspidosperma megalocarpon)
~ Nogal or tropical walnut, with a rich deep brown color (Juglans nigra)
~ Teca, known for its ability to weather well (Tectona grandis)
~ Chirraca (Platymiscium parviflorum)
~ Cachimbo (Couratari guianensis)
~ Roble sabana, famous for its profusion of pink flowers (Tabebuia rosea)
~ Madero negro (Gliricidia sepium)
~ Guachipelin (Diphysa americana)
~ Tubus (Montanoa guatemalensis)
~ Ron Ron, often with beautiful tiger stripes (Astronium graveolens)
~ Cenizaro (Samanea saman)
~ Cedro or Cedar (Cedrela odorata)
~ Cipres (Cupressus lusitanica)

The order and the woods may vary.   The sample board can be hung on the wall using the hole on the back.

Measures 11″ x 7″ x 5/8″

Weight in grams: 750

Weight in ounces: 26.4

Weight1.65 lbs
Dimensions11 × 7 × .625 in


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