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The tough outer rings of a palm tree are known as Black palm. Black Palm Bowl Blanks have the best wood, The palm tree is native to Southeast Asia and Australia. The distinctive speckled or streaked pattern is the specialty of the wood of this tree. The wood also contains flecks of the black and deep brown backdrop. Though the wood is extremely durable and hard, it is not so heavy. Black palm blanks can be used for a number of different projects. They are also available in various sizes for carvings, pens, game pieces, bottle stoppers, candlesticks, finials, spindles, table legs, tool handles, and whatever else you imagine.
Black Palm primarily grows in the region of Southeast Asia and South America. It’s an exotic wood which is hard and dense. It’s neither softwood nor a hardwood. The woody portion comes from the outside of the tree. Black Palm has a very soft and mushy center. The wood is highly variable in its strength, weight, and hardness because of the non-homogenous property.
Black palm is quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. But, applying sharp tools and correct cutting angles assures clean results. The light color acquires more finish; hence it’s essential to take care during the finishing process. Black palm wood is normally available as narrow boards and spindle-stock. The wood is available in a moderate price range.
Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Black Palm Bowl Blanks
|Wood species||Black Palm|
|Scientific name||Borassus flabellifer|
|Color||Black Fibers in a light brown colored body.|
|Texture||Medium to a fine texture. Very straight grain pattern with no knots or defects.|