Chechen (Caribbean Rosewood)

Latin: Metopium brownei Origin: Caribbean region, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala and Southeastern Mexico

Chechen is an extremely popular wood with wood workers and woodturners alike. The unique color, varying with orange, red and brown colors, streaked with heavy dark grain pattern make it very beautiful. Grain pattern of each piece is also unique and there are many pieces that give a swirled, figured appearance. 

While the sap of this tree causes severe skin reactions, similar to poison ivy, the wood does not typically cause any reaction. It is referred to as Caribbean Rosewood but is not classified as a true Dalbergia. This makes it a desirable alternative to other Rosewoods.

Wood Type
Tropical exotic hardwood

Texture
Fine to medium texture, good luster

Grain Pattern
Ranges from straight to wild grain patterns

Health Risks
Uncommon, can cause eye and skin irritation

Color
Heartwood varies from orange to red to brown with dark streaks throughout, sap is a contrasting pale yellow

Media

Thin Dimensional Lumber

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
3/8X3X24 - MIXED PACK- ASH, BOCOTE, CHECHEN, KATALOX, HARD MAPLE, CHAKTE VIGA W/ FREE SHIPPING 3/8X3X24 - 6 PIECES $70.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1/2x3x24 1/2x3x24 $17.06 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1/4x3x24 1/4x3x24 $14.89 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1/8x3x24 1/8x3x24 $11.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 3/4x3x24 3/4x3x24 $19.26 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 3/4x4x48 3/4x4x48 $41.90 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 3/4x6x36 3/4x6x36 $47.26 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 3/8x3x24 3/8x3x24 $14.86 Add To Cart

Free Shipping Deals

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
3/8X3X24 - MIXED PACK- ASH, BOCOTE, CHECHEN, KATALOX, HARD MAPLE, CHAKTE VIGA W/ FREE SHIPPING 3/8X3X24 - 6 PIECES $70.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X12 BULK DEAL (45 PCS) 1.5X1.5X12 $207.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X18 BULK DEAL (28 PCS) 1.5X1.5X18 $197.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X12 BULK DEAL (25 PCS) 2X2X12 $187.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X18 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X18 $173.75 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X24 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X24 $211.25 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 6X6X2 BULK DEAL (18 PCS) 6X6X2 $198.50 Add To Cart

Featured Items

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
3/8X3X24 - MIXED PACK- ASH, BOCOTE, CHECHEN, KATALOX, HARD MAPLE, CHAKTE VIGA W/ FREE SHIPPING 3/8X3X24 - 6 PIECES $70.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X12 BULK DEAL (45 PCS) 1.5X1.5X12 $207.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X18 BULK DEAL (28 PCS) 1.5X1.5X18 $197.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X12 BULK DEAL (25 PCS) 2X2X12 $187.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X18 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X18 $173.75 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X24 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X24 $211.25 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 6X6X2 BULK DEAL (18 PCS) 6X6X2 $198.50 Add To Cart

Exotic Lumber

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
CHECHEN (FIGURED) 4/4 4/4 $26.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN SHORTS 4/4 4/4 $7.99 Add To Cart

Turning Stock

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
CHECHEN 1.5x1.5x12 1.5x1.5x12 $7.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X12 BULK DEAL (45 PCS) 1.5X1.5X12 $207.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5x1.5x18 1.5x1.5x18 $10.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5X1.5X18 BULK DEAL (28 PCS) 1.5X1.5X18 $197.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5x1.5x24 1.5x1.5x24 $13.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5x1.5x3 1.5x1.5x3 $2.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1.5x1.5x6 1.5x1.5x6 $4.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 1x1x12 1x1x12 $3.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2x2x12 2x2x12 $11.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X12 BULK DEAL (25 PCS) 2X2X12 $187.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X18 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X18 $173.75 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2X2X24 BULK DEAL (15 PCS) 2X2X24 $211.25 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2x2x3 2x2x3 $3.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 2x2x6 2x2x6 $6.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 3x3x12 3x3x12 $24.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 4x4x2 4x4x2 $8.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 4x4x3 4x4x3 $12.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 5x5x2 5x5x2 $12.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 5x5x3 5x5x3 $17.00 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 6x6x2 6x6x2 $16.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 6X6X2 BULK DEAL (18 PCS) 6X6X2 $198.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN 6x6x3 6x6x3 $28.50 Add To Cart
CHECHEN KNIFE BLANK 1x1.5x6 $1.64 Add To Cart
CHECHEN PEN BLANKS 3/4X3/4X6 $0.82 Add To Cart