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.
Tropical exotic hardwood
Can be straight, irregular or interlocked
Uncommon for skin irritation
Light to darker reddish-brown with light lines in the grain pattern