Machiche (Mayan Cherry)

Latin: Lonchocarpus spp. Origin: Tropical Central and South America

Machiche is a commonly used species for decking and flooring, but can also be used for furniture. It tends to be light to darker reddish-brown with no unique qualities but when finished lighter bands of grain do come out which give it a richer look. 

Machiche is easy to work and turns, glues and finishes well. It is also a very moderately priced species of exotic hardwood.

Wood Type
Tropical exotic hardwood

Coarse texture

Grain Pattern
Can be straight, irregular or interlocked

Health Risks
Uncommon for skin irritation

Light to darker reddish-brown with light lines in the grain pattern