Leopardwood (Roupala montana)
Central and South America
Some difficulty to source
The large medullary rays that give this wood its name are light brown while the wood itself is medium to dark reddish brown.
Leopardwood is difficult to work because of its high density and tearout is quite common.
Commonly used for furniture, veneer, musical instruments, and turned objects.
Often misnamed as Lacewood, Leopardwood is much tougher to work with. Despite the difficulties in working with it, this timber is beautiful and can add beautiful accents to any project.