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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/8" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40823
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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40834
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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/2" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40841
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Black Palm by the Piece, 3/4" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40852
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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/8" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40823
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Price:

Regular Price: $17.49

Special Price $13.12

Each
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Total: $13.12

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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40834
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Price:

Regular Price: $18.49

Special Price $13.87

Each
Quantity:
Total: $13.87

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Black Palm by the Piece, 1/2" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40841
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Price:

Regular Price: $20.49

Special Price $15.37

Each
Quantity:
Total: $15.37

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Black Palm by the Piece, 3/4" x 3" x 24" Item #: 40852
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Price:

Regular Price: $23.49

Special Price $17.62

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Total: $17.62

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Overview

Black Palm comes from the tough outer rings of a palm tree native to Australia and Southeast Asia. The wood has a distinctive streaked or speckled pattern, with a deep brown backdrop and flecks of black. It is hard, extremely durablebut not as heavy as one would expect. All boards are machined S4S, and are planed to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses, relieving your planer of excess work. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, mouldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!

Technical Details:
  • Native to: Prevalent in North Queensland, Australia. Native to rainforests of Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • Tree: A tall, attractive palm, growing up to about 60' tall, with a 12' canopy. Trunk is smooth and closely ringed, and becomes nearly black as the palm ages.
  • Color: Dark wood, streaked with blacks and browns. Sometimes the flecks are closely-spaced resulting in an almost black appearance. End grain is speckled and resembles lizard skin or hammered leather. End grain has a dramatic look when used as inlay.
  • Working Characteristics: Turns very well.
  • Scientific name: Borassus flabellife

Note: Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock.

Tech Spec

Species Black Palm

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Very good quality, straight and great...

Guest from Buffalo, NY Posted September 11, 2013
Very good quality, straight and great grain. Black palm is very splintery but with sharp tools it comes out real nice.

I purchased 1/8 x 3 x...

Robert J from Lake Geneva, WI Posted December 27, 2012
I purchased 1/8 x 3 x 24 Black Palm for a table top inlay project. I have never seem this wood before let alone used it. This stuff is absolutely gorgeous and quality of the wood is excellent. Don't know how it works yet as won't be starting that project for a week or so but think the customer will love it.Submitted on 1/21/2013Update after using this wood:Used this wood for an inlay project were I was cutting it on a scroll saw into small pieces. I found that the only blade I could use successfully was a spiral blade with 48 TPI otherwise the wood would split on grain lines. I also found that it is a good idea to reinforce it periodically while working with it by using thin CA or super glue. The end grain of the wood is also interesting and looks like hammered leather when used as an inlay.

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