Timborana, Piptadenia spp. is a beautiful South American hardwood with specific gravity of .80. Grain tends to be interlocked and/or wavy. Regularly spaced large open pores give a coarse but even texture. Timborana has a fairly high blunting effect on cutters due to its silica content. It is also somewhat difficult to surface, owing to its interlocked grain and density, but glues and finishes well. When the wood ages it turns from golden to an orangish-red color similar to Xylay Lace or Figured Ceylon Satinwood. This is a very rare species that often contains magnificent figure! This material was cut from an exceptional log whose figure resembles Xylay lace from South East Asia or highly figured Ceylon Satinwood. There are also tight birdseyes mixed in with the fine quilting and figured grade. This is an amazing find!