Chechen

 

Chechen

Botanical Name: 
Metopium brownei

Family:

Mature Tree Height, Diameter: 
50 ft , ft

Weight @ 12% M/C: 
53 lbs./ft.3

Working Properties: 
Not easy to work but is capable of a high polish.

Growing Regions: 
Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

General Characteristics: 
Hearty variegated brown and red with a greenish tinge and
golden lush, texture rather fine to medium, grain variable, may cause skin rash.

Uses: 
Furniture, cabinetry, millwork, tool handles, turnery.

Acceptable Substitutes:

References: 
"Commercial Foreign Woods on the American Market",
by David A. Kribs, Dover Publishing 1968, p. 9

Discussion: 
Very attractive often highly figured wood at a normally reasonable price.
Some people are highly sensitive to the green wood.