Chakte Viga Lumber by the Piece

Chakte Viga ranges in color from a striking orange-red to a golden brown, and darkens with time. Despite its density, it is quite easy to work with sharp tools. Chakte Viga features a beautiful natural luster, and is often markedly iridescent once finished. Closely related to Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Chakte Viga has similarly excellent acoustic properties.Technical Details:Chakte Viga: (Mexican Pernambuco) Caesalpinia platylobaNative to: Mexico and Central America.Hardness: Chakte Viga is very hard; about twice as hard as white oak.Grain/Texture: Fine, even texture. Natural luster.Rot Resistance: Extremely rot-resistant. Sometimes used as fence post material.Workability: Machines well with sharp equipment. Occasional interlocking grain can result in tearout. Takes glue and finish well. Odor: Slight.

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