Ziricote is a unique and exceptional wood in appearance, the colors of which vary from medium to dark brown, sometimes with a green or purple tinge and bands of black rings. The drawing of ziricote is sometimes also characterized as a "spider web" or a drawing reminiscent of a view of the landscape, its structure can also resemble the drawing of carefully selected Brazilian rosewood.
If the material has a distinctive structure or an original unrepeatable appearance, it tends to be very expensive. It is often used for demonstration or exhibition model guitars and custom built musical instruments.
Ziricote is a very hard and heavy wood that is difficult to dry because it has a high risk of surface cracking; however, it has excellent shape stability when dry. It has medium durability, and because it is more of a straight fiber, it has good machinability.
It turns well and can be painted to a high gloss.
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- Blog size 25*40*125mm
- Density 880kg/m3
- Origin Střední Amerika, Kuba
- Other names Cordia dodecandra
Caring for wood
Wood is a natural material and is affected by environmental influences such as heat, dryness, humidity and cold. Thanks to this, he can still work. It is therefore necessary to take care of it regularly. Below you can choose from products that are intended for wood protection. Pastes, waxes or oils not only protect the wood, but also let its natural pattern stand out.