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Shrinkage: Radial: 4. Fine, uniform texture with a slightly lustrous appearance. Rot Resistance: Mixed reports depending on type of decay fungi; usually rated as moderately durable. Excellent resistance to marine borers.
Workability: Overall working properties are fair, though dry wood is reported to have a high cutting resistance. Castelo Boxwood turns, glues, and finishes well. Odor: No characteristic odor. Typically sold as turning blanks. Prices are likely to be moderately high for an imported lumber. Common Uses: Archery bows, carvings, inlay and turned objects. Related Species:. Related Articles:. It holds detail and is easy to work with. My carvings are most of the time small.
The wood will take an easy polishing and a great wax finish. I have done many carvings with this wood. Skip to content. Castelo Boxwood. Notify of. Inline Feedbacks. Castelo Boxwood Calycophyllum multiflorum. Castelo Boxwood sanded. Castelo Boxwood sealed. Castelo Boxwood endgrain. Castelo Boxwood endgrain 10x. Black Mesquite and Castelo Boxwood gavel head.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or less very small. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 very abundant. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-r Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass 8x. Rays more than 10 per mm abundant.
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