Red Lauro, Ocotea rubra, is a new species for Cook Woods! It is aninterestingBrazilian hardwoodwith similar in color and appearance to Honduras Mahogany or African Sapele. The sapwood is creamy-grey or creamy-brown against the heartwood which is a rich toned light reddish-brown with a golden sheen. The texture is slightly coarse but but the wood does glue & finish well. Quarter sawn boards typically showribbon figure as the grain is interlocked.The timber dries well with little degrade.