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PYINKADO

Xylia spp.


Xylia spp. of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family, including at least Xylia dolabriformis and Xylia xylocarpa

This is a very hard wood from the Burma/Thailand region and it also is one of the many worldwide woods that goes by the name of "ironwood" among other common names.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of pyinkado / Xylia dolabriformis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The labeled side is raw but the 2nd side has been sanded down to 240 grit so looks a bit richer in color and shows the face grain details a little better. NOTE: this is a laminated sample with two thin pieces one on top of the other.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


plank listed as Xylia dolabriformis, but I am doubtful about the color


flooring pics provided by Martin Mensik, whom I thank --- Martin provided excellent pics so both levels of enlargement are available on all of them and you can really see the grain up close.