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Black Palm Wood Blanks

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Black Palm Wood Blanks is a Hard, Tough and Beautiful wood prized as a cabinet making wood pen blanks.


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Black Palm Wood Blanks is strong, durable, beautiful and long lasting. You can also use buffalo horn and acrylic resin materials for making pen blanks, and also drawer pulls. We keep our product price very competitive and delivery within given time frame.

Colour/Appearance: Black fibres embedded in a lighter tan or light brown coloured body. Fibers are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, becoming more and sparser toward the center of the tree. The center core of the tree is soft and contains none of the darker vascular bundles that give the wood its characteristic look and hardness.

Grain/Texture: Black Palm has a medium to fine texture, though it is by no means even or uniform on account of the contrast between the dense, darker fibers, and the soft, lighter cellulose structure of the wood. Grain is very straight, and contains no growth rings, knots, or defects.

End grain: Being a monocot, end grain characteristics are non-typical when compared to more familiar hardwood dicots. Black Palm has a uniform distribution of black fibers embedded in a softer yellow/brown body of parenchyma. Growth rings, sapwood, and rays are completely absent. End grain exhibits a dotted pattern unique to palm trees.

Rot Resistance: Black Palm is reported to be durable regarding decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attacks.

Workability: Tends to be quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. The hard fibers contrast with the soft body of the wood, and can be brittle and splinter or pull out. Applying a hardener or sanding sealer prior to final sanding/machining may help give a more homogenous density and reduce tear out. 

Allergies/Toxicity: Palms in the Arecaceae family have been reported to cause skin irritation, and general constitutional effects. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Common Uses: Flooring, boatbuilding, walking sticks, knife and tool handles, rafters, furniture, and turned objects.

Comments: Technically neither a softwood nor a hardwood, palm falls into the category of monocots, which also includes bamboo, grass, banana, rice, wheat, corn, etc. Palm woods have no growth rings, and as a result, the shrinkage rate for drying the wood is more or less uniform between the radial and tangential surfaces, resulting in a T/R ratio of 1.0 and good dimensional stability.

Toward the outer wall of the trunk, the density of the wood is the greatest, and gradually becomes lighter, softer, and weaker towards the soft core. Because of this great variability, the density of Black Palm can range from less than 25 lbs/ft3 (400 kg/m3), to over 62 lbs/ft3 (1000 kg/m3)—where it will actually sink in water.

A quick visual inspection of prospective wood blanks can help screen out undesired pieces: darker wood usually has a denser packing of fibers, and tends to produce heavier, stronger, and harder material.

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Black & Brown


1/2” x 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 1/2” x 1/2” x 5”, 1/2” x 1/2” x 6”, 1/2” x 5 1/2” (Round), 1/2” x 5” (Round), 1/2” x 6” (Round), 3/4" x 3/4" x 5", 3/4" x 5", 3/4” x 3/4” x 5 1/2”, 3/4” x 3/4” x 6”, 3/4” x 5 1/2” (ROUND), 3/4” x 6”, 5/8" x 5", 5/8" x 5/8" x 5", 7/8" x 5", 7/8" x 7/8" x 5"


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