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Premium Tonewoods

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Over 40 Years In Service

Botanical Name:

Coulteria platyloba



Other Names:

Chakte Viga, Aripin

Tree Height:

20-30 ft

Tree Diameter:

1-2 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

58 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:

Tropical areas of Mexico and Central America

General Characteristics:

The heartwood of Paela is a bright orange to golden brown in color, with the sapwood ranging from pale white to yellow. Paela grain is usually straight, though sometimes interlocked. Paela boasts a fine, even texture and a good natural luster.


Inlays, furniture, flooring, and turned objects

Working Properties:

Paela generally responds well to most machining operations, though interlocked grain can suffer from tearout. Expect ease in turning, gluing and finishing this wood.

Suitable Substitutes:

None Mentioned


A close relative to the more-famous Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Paela shares many of the same excellent acoustic properties.


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