Despite being from Brazil and not from Australia, Brazilian Lacewood (Roupala Brasilences) is still dubbed "Lacewood" due to the medullary rays that are similar to traditional Lacewood. Brazilian Lacewood has wider and thicker medullary rays than Australian stock which allows more lumber to show the quarter sawn flecking when it is slightly off quarter. The wood is slightly coarser than traditional Lacewood and is susceptible to planer bite if blades are not sharp. It is a light weight exotic that mills and glues easily. If you are apprehensive about working with exotic hardwoods, this is a great species to start with! Its a great selection for accent wood in boxes and more.