Tzalam (Mayan Walnut)
Latin: Lysiloma spp. Origin: Mexico and Central America
Tzalam is also referred to as Mayan Walnut due to the similarity to American Black Walnut. The color is a light to medium brown and can have a reddish or purplish hue. It is a moderately priced exotic hardwood that is easy to work with and turns, glues and finishes well.
Check out the video below of Rocky sawing Tzalam logs in Central America.
Open, uniform texture with medium luster
Uncommon but can cause cold-like symptoms
Light to medium brown, sometimes with reddish or purple hue