Caribbean Walnut, also called Tzalam, Sabicu and False Tamarind (scientific name: Lysilomabahamense and L. latisiliquum), has a heartwood of light to medium brown color, occasionally with a purple or red hue, and dark brown streaks are common. Sapwood is pale grey-white and clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is open and uniform, luster is medium and grain is straight.

Caribbean Walnut is commonly found in Central America and Mexico. It is very durable and resistant to most insect attack.

Janka Hardness :

6,230 N(1,400 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

780 kg/m3(49 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Natural properties make it good for working on. Lumber can have a blunting effect on cutting tools. It is good with glues, turns and finishes well. It can take a high natural polish.