Lignum Vitae 4/4, 8/4, 12/4
|Origin||Central and South America|
|Janka Hardness||3,710 lbf|
|Average Dried Weight||74 lbs/ft3|
|Workability||Lignum Vitae can be difficult to work with. Due to its extremely high density it has a tendency to ride over cutters and dull them quickly, very light passes are recommended. Also, because of its high oil content and hardness, traditional glues don't always work well. However, Lignum Vitae is an exceptional wood for turning on the lathe, and finishes well.|
|Related Species||Lignum Vitae (Genuine) (Guaiacum spp.)|
Wood Calculator Section
Need Help Figuring out how much you need ?
One Board foot = 144 Cubic Inches
Example: If you need a piece of wood 12 inches wide, 1 inch thick and 24 inches long, that is equal to 2 board feet.
12 inches x 1 inch x 24 inches = 288 inches. 288/ 144 = 2 board feet