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Snakewood Avg Dry Wgt (?): 81 lbs/ft3 (1300 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness (?): 3800lbf (16903 N) | Specific Gravity (?): 1.30

Snakewood Overview


Snakewood is an exotic wood known technically as piratinera guianensis, snakewood comes from a small, relatively rare tree found in the forests of Central and South America. Initially deep red in color, snakewood changes its stripes (so to speak) upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish brown. An extremely dense hardwood, snakewood can be somewhat challenging to work with. It splits fairly easily and tends to be splintery. It's also hard to cut and drill. The bright side is that snake wood turns well and polishes beautifully. Snakewood is generally sold in small blanks and is best used in making items such as bowls, vases, knife handles, pool-cue butts, etc.

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Snakewood Exotic Wood


Tropical Hardwood


Moderately fine to fine


Uniform, straight grain


Thirst, salivation, respiratory irritation, nausea


Reddish-brown with irregular black markings


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Snakewood Wood Blanks

Exotic Wood Blanks: Below you will find stock sizes of Snakewood exotic wood blanks. To view all of the available sizes of Snakewood please click the "All" link below.

Snakewood <strong>Snakewood - 3/4" x 3/4" x 6" A Grade</strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
A Grade
3/4" x 3/4" x 6" No $10.00
A Grade
5/8" x 5/8" x 12" No $10.00
A Grade
3/4" x 3/4" x 12" No $20.00 out
Snakewood <strong>Snakewood - 1" x 1" x 12" A Grade</strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
A Grade
1" x 1" x 12" No $28.00
A Grade
1" x 1-1/2" x 5" No $30.00

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Snakewood Hand-Pick

Hand-Pick Exotic Wood Boards: What you see is what you get! Browse our ever-changing selection of Snakewood exotic wood boards and hand-pick the one that suits your needs!

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PKK#: 30939
Size: 1-9/16" x 1-9/16" x 18-7/8"
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PKK#: 30872
Size: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
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PKK#: 29124
Size: 1" x 1-3/4" x 19-1/16"
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PKK#: 26914
Size: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

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