- Chakte Viga: (Mexican Pernambuco) Caesalpinia platyloba
- Native to: Mexico and Central America.
- Hardness: Chakte Viga is very hard; about twice as hard as white oak.
- Grain/Texture: Fine, even texture. Natural luster.
- Rot Resistance: Extremely rot-resistant. Sometimes used as fence post material.
- Workability: Machines well with sharp equipment. Occasional interlocking grain can result in tearout. Takes glue and finish well.
- Odor: Slight.