Pheasant wood, also known as Thailand cassia, Thin winn, or Senna siamea, is a rare species of hardwood (scientific name: Cassia siamea), named after the black and golden figured patterns of a pheasant's tail feathers. The flat or slab sawn face shows the most finely defined patterns with contrasting golden and black streaks. Pheasant wood is a very close color and grain match to Desert Ironwood. It is excellent for fine articles such as boxes, pens, and more. It polishes easily and will reflect light with only a light sanding from 150 grit sand paper. Intense color reflections can be achieved with 320 grit and finer. Usually grown as an ornamental tree for showy flowers, this species is more difficult to obtain than Ebony and is a cherished wood from the Hawaiians to the South East Asians.
Dry ready to use, a few pieces may have residual moisture. Up to 5 yrs of dry, a few checks, minor digs is possible. Generally will turn away. Will be priced according to quality.
12" check on one face, will not turn away. Ideal for small projects.