Palm is the only family in the monocot order. The wood is basically a bundle of small straws that are fibrous. Asian Black Palm is durable and hard with the black fibers densely packed together and surrounded by lighter colored less dense material. The end grain shows the black bundles crowded together like the end of a steel cable. There are not any growth rings visible in Palm wood. Our Asian Black Palm takes a fine polish and is commonly used for walking sticks, handles, picture frames, boxes and more. Our stock is dried and generally surfaced on two sides or more. Wax sealed ends are common. Unique color patterns, contrasting maroon/brown with rich golden brown. This unique species from Mexico can yield amazing results! It is dry and ready to use. Red Palm, by nature, is soft in areas so using C.A. glue is recommended. Intermediate.
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