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Cordia sbucordata

Cordia sbucordata of the family Boraginaceae, native to Hawaii. Fairly closely related to bocote and with somewhat similar characteristics.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions

both sides of a sample plank of kou / Cordia subcordata --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This piece is from Indonesia.]

end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:

log ends

log ends, waxed



turning stock, both sides on one item

turning stock

burl turning stock pieces

burl turning stock, both sides of one piece