Snakewood

(Brosimum guianense)

Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin pattern. It stands out as one of the most aesthetically unique exotic woods in the world. Snakewood is typically a reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches. Color tends to darken and homogenize with age and exposure.

Ethically sourced and Shipped direct from our mill in Paramaribo, Suriname; we’re proud to be one of the leading Snakewood log suppliers to the woodworking community worldwide. Our Snakewood logs are of the highest grade figure without compromise.

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One of the most aesthetically unique exotic woods in the world!

Scientific name: Brosimum guianense
Alternative Names: Snakewood, Letterwood, Amourette
Region of Origin: South America
Average Dried Weight: 76 lbs/ft3 (1,210 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness Rating: 3,800 lbf (16,900 N)
Specific Gravity: 1.21
IUCN Red List: no
CITES wood: no

Common uses of Snakewood:

  • Instrument Tonewoods
  • Guitar Bridge Pins
  • Guitar Bridges
  • Guitar Tuning Machines
  • Inlay
  • Veneer
  • Violin Bows
  • Tool Handles
  • Exotic gun grips
  • Wood knife grips
  • Furniture
  • Wood turning
  • Pen turning
  • Box making

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