Collection: Chaltecoco

Chaltecoco, caesalpinia velutina, is a Central American tree with vibrant yellow flowers, bipinnate leaves, and a small trunk. This modestly sized, thornless tree grows to a maximum height of 37 feet with a maximum 16 inch diameter trunk. The trunk is generally straight and will produce small, but usable lumber. Chaltecoco wood is dense, hard, and durable. This species has many of the same working properties and uses as Chakte Viga and Pernambuco. Chaltecoco is ideal for use in tool handles, turned articles, boxes, furniture, and musical instruments. Woodworkers will enjoy the smooth grain and rich colors in this unique hardwood species.
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