Chatke Viga

Chakte Viga

Common Name(s)
Chakte Viga, Paela, Aripin
Scientific Name
Coulteria platyloba
Tree Distribution
Tropical areas of Mexico and Central America
Tree Size
20-30 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
2250 lbf
Heartwood bright orange to golden brown. Sapwood pale white to yellow.
Grain / Texture
Grain is usually straight, though sometimes interlocked. Has a fine, even texture with a good natural luster.
Pricing / Availability
Larger pieces of Chakte Viga in lumber form can be hard to find, but smaller pieces for turning projects are more readily available. Prices tend to be quite high for this imported species.

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