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Color Change and Usability

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Species NameColor RangeColor Change
Amendoim Amendoim ranges from a pale tan orangey brown color to a medium tannish brown color with reddish highlightsAmendoim exhibits a medium degree of color change as this wood will mute and become a more uniform, darker tan-brown with reddish highlights over time
Brazilian Cherry Brazilian Cherry varies from yellowish hues to pink/reds to dark reds with black striping. Quartered selection yields the most uniform look/color rangeLike domestic cherry, Brazilian Cherry will change dramatically over time from the yellow/tan/salmon color when freshly milled into a deep rich reddish color. In direct sunlight, the color change will occur within a few days. Out of sunlight, it will oxidize slowly over six months. Water based finishes tend to retard the color change while oil based finishes enhance it
Patagonian Cherry Patagonian Cherry exhibits a wide range of color variability between pale pinks to darker purplish reds with occasional dark stripingPatagonian Cherry undergoes a medium degree of color change from a pink red to a slightly deeper medium red with the muting of the initial color variation
Australian Cypress Australian Cypress has an extreme range of color variabilityAustralian Cypress will exhibit a modest amount of color change over time with a slight muting of the color range and some ambering
Santos Mahogany Santos Mahogany exhibits a medium range of color variation—between a light orangey/brown with yellowish overtones to a dark reddish/purplish brown. Most of the wood exhibits a medium to dark orange/brown mahogany toneSantos Mahogany undergoes a slight degree of color change with a slight muting of the color range over time
Patagonian Rosewood Patagonian Rosewood offers an extremely wide range of color variability from light cream colors through to almost black piecesPatagonian Rosewood undergoes a dramatic color change from when fresh milled to when fully aged. Initially the background wood (to the black striping) varies from cream to orangish tones and then over times changes to deep dark orangey/reddish brown making the black stripes less pronounced
Brazilian Teak Brazilian Teak has a wide color range with a medium tan/brown range also including a limited amount of dark reddish brown pieces.Brazilian Teak’s color range will slightly mute over time into a more uniform color range. The lighter tan pieces will patina to slightly darker tan brown.
True Teak True Teak exhibits a wide range of colors when fresh cut, from pale yellows to orange browns with darker striping, all of which mellows into medium brown tonesTrue Teak undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced color change from the highly variegated coloring found in material fresh sanded which then darkens to a golden brown with substantial muting of the initial color range over time
Angelique Angelique has a medium range of color varying from a tan nut brown color through to medium browns, some of which, when freshly milled reveal a purplish castAngelique exhibits a medium degree of color change with the muting of the varied browns to a medium/dark brown over time
Silky Ash Silky Ash has a medium range of color varying from a pale straw-yellow color through to a medium brown colorSilky Ash exhibits a medium degree of color change as this wood ages to a slightly darker tan color over time
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