Scientific Name: Arbutus Menziesii

Other Names: Madrone or Manzanita

Type: Domestic Hardwood

Origin: West coast of US and Canada

Appearance: Light pink to pale reddish-brown.

Characteristics: Hard, tough, and unusually brittle when dried. Difficult to work but takes stain and finishes well. Figured or burled veneer used in marquetry and decorative woodworking.

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Weight (lbs/sf) Machining Finishing Hardness (psi) MOE (million psi) MOR (psi)
4.1 Good Excellent 1460 1.23 10400

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