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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

LATIN: PIRATINERA GUIANENSIS  ORIGIN: SOUTH AMERICA

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

WOOD TYPE

Tropical Hardwood

TEXTURE

Moderately fine to fine

GRAIN PATTERN

Uniform, straight grain

HEALTH RISKS

Thirst, salivation, respiratory irritation, nausea

COLOR

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.

QUANTITY SPECIES SIZE DRIED? PRICE  
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
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
Snakewood
A Grade
1" x 1-1/2" x 5" No $30.00
Snakewood
Bookmatched Set!
3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" No $32.00
Snakewood
A Grade
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" No $75.00 out

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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!

DESCRIPTION PRICE  

Snakewood

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

Snakewood

PKK#:22546 Snakewood | PKK#: 22546

$80.00

Snakewood

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

Snakewood

PKK#:22329 Snakewood | PKK#: 22329

$80.00

Snakewood

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"

Snakewood

PKK#:22541 Snakewood | PKK#: 22541

$80.00

Snakewood

2" x 2" x 12"

Snakewood

PKK#:22548 Snakewood | PKK#: 22548

$155.00

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