Bloodwood is 230% as hard as Red Oak (2900 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Bloodwood, Cardinal wood
Bloodwood is very dense and known for its fine texture, and exceptional luster.
Bloodwood demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
No information available at this time
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Bloodwood undergoes a medium degree of color change from pale orangey reds to a deep dark red as it ages.
- Color Range
Bloodwood has a wide range of color variations, from light shades of orange to deep red.
- Other Characteristics
Despite being hard and tough, bloodwood works easily with both hand and power tools. If you are nailing the wood, it may require pre-drilled holds to prevent splitting. It holds screws well, and it glues, stains, and polishes to a very attractive finish. To avoid a possible allergic reaction to the material, wear a dusk mask and long-sleeve shirt when working with bloodwood.