Bloodwood hardwood lumber products


Bloodwood –(Brosimum rubescens)

In Brazil this wood is often referred to as Muiratinga. The tree reaches heights close to 40m and is from 75-110cm in diameter. Though the tree is slightly smaller than many species its common thicknesses are wider. In addition to that, about the first 70% of the tree is straight and clear of any branches meaning that it is a good tree for lumber usage. The color of Bloodwood ranges from a pale red to a deep and lustrous red. The wood is named after the sap that forms around the cut before the wood is dried and resembles blood. There are some pieces that have high figurations but overall the grain is straight composed of some dark autumnal streaks. It machines well even though it is dense. One thing of note is that the wood has a high silica content which can dull cutters quickly. It glues well. Bloodwood looks great when it is used against other duller woods and is a great accent piece. It keeps its red colors better than many other woods so when used as flooring, it is desirable. We carry in both S4S and E4E and can mill custom profiles upon request. It’s uses include, flooring, jointery, millwork, furniture and turning.

Common Name:

Bloodwood, Satine, Conduru, Satinwood, Muriatinga

Botanical Name:

Brosimum rubescens

Indigenous to:

Tropical Central America, extending down through the South American Tropics

Modulus of Rupture:

25,290 lbf/in2 (174.4 MPa)


Tangential – 7.0% Radial – 4.6% Volumetric – 11.7% T/R Ratio – 1.5

How is it dried:

Kiln Dried (KD)

Is it dried quickly:

No, it is slow to season when done correctly


Muiratinga remains stable after the drying.

Exterior Wood Recommendation:

No its durability is not of the highest quality and we only recommend the highest durability for outside use.

Fastening Method:

Should be predrilled for screws

Ecosystem impact:

This tree is not threatened by any over-logging and is not listed on any CITES Appendices to be regulated for over logging.

Toxicity and allergic reactions:

Rare to none the dust has been reported as occasionally causing effects such as thirst and salivation, as well as nausea. Can also cause skin irritation.


Has a light scent when being worked.

Product we manufacture using this species:

Info coming soon

Other common uses:

Cabinetwork (high class furniture)Sliced veneer

Turned goods Stairs (inside)

Interior panelling Flooring

Stringed instruments (bow)


Heavy carpentry


Tool handles (resilient woods)

Note: Wood recommended for high class end-uses.

Susceptibility to

Dry Wood borers:

Durable – sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood)


Class 2 – durable


Class D – durable


Class 4 – not permeable

Janka Hardness:

  • 2,900 lbf (12,900 N)