Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum) wood grain with chatoyance

Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum) is a species of flowering plant in the family Verbenaceae that is native to southern Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Common names include Florida fiddlewood and spiny fiddlewood.

As a tree it can reach heights of up to 49 ft. The ovate to elliptic leaves are 1.6–7.9 in long and have orange petioles. It has small white flowers.

We have heard great things, but haven't used fiddlewood for any personal projects yet, so we don't know how it is to work with. It mills well with band and circular saws, and is easy to sand. Fiddlewood has a bright golden yellow grain with amazing chatoyance from the unique pathways in this wood's medullary rays.

Janka Hardness: Unknown

Average Dried Weight: Unknown

Specific Gravity: Unknown

More information:

Fiddlewood on Wikipedia