Blood Wood

Blood Wood

Blood Wood, also called Satine(scientific name: Brosimumrubescensand B. paraense), has a bright red heartwood. It sapwood is pale yellow and well defined. Its texture is fine, its luster is good, and its grain is straight or somewhat interlocked.

Blood wood is commonly found in tropical South America. It is extremely durable and resistant to insect attack.

Janka Hardness :

12,900 N(2,900 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

1,050 kg/m3(66 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Blood wood’s very high density has a significant blunting effect on cutting tools. The wood is usually brittle and prone to easy splintering. A lustrous red surface is revealed after the finishing stage.


Pricing / Availability

Blood wood is widely renowned for its bold crimson-red color, but most variants only have a dull reddish-brown appearance. It is readily available in the form of wide boards and blanks. It is generally priced in the medium to medium-high price band.



Blood wood is not mentioned on the IUCN’s Red List or in the CITES Appendices.


Common Uses

Owing to its naturally premium look, it is generally used for fine and intricate wood-work such as for carvings, furniture, knife handles, guitars, indoor trims, and other turned items.

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