Snakewood Piratinera guianensis
This is one of the world’s most rare species, only growing in a small region in the north part of South America. It is named snakewood due to the remarkable resemblance to a real snake’s skin. Snakewood is extremely heavy, hard and strong. Heartwood is reddish brown with speckles of black appearing as hieroglyphics or snakeskin markings. Snakewood has a straight grain and fine, even texture. Snakewood is brittle and splits easily. Very smooth when finished; has a natural polish.
Typical Uses: Umbrella handles, walking sticks, caskets, fancy items, cabinets
Source Region: South America
**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.
In this video, Rocky explains to us the difference between A-Grade and B-Grade Snakewood!