Dark green and brown heartwood, oily texture, grain visually
resembles animal fur, nice floral scent, one of the most
dense woods on Earth, turns and polishes well
Ship parts, mallets, wheels
Lignum vitae is prized by shipbuilders. Not only is it
extremely strong and dense, it is a self-lubricating wood.
These characteristics make it ideal for propeller shaft
bushings and bearings.