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Tzalam ~  Lysiloma spp. (L. bahamense L. latisiliquum)

Common Names: Caribbean Walnut

Tzalam has heartwood that is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue.  Darker brown streaks are commonly seen in this type of wood.  The sapwood is pale grayish white.  Tzalam is very durable and resistant to most insects.

Typical Uses:  Flooring, exterior furntiure, interior trim, veneer, turned objects, and wood specialty items.

Source Region: Mexico and Central America

**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.

Watch the video below while Rocky visits Guatamala City in October of 2013 and found this hotel with beautiful Tzalam flooring.  This video shows how beautiful the wood is with the sap wood and all.  We have plenty of this material available.