Camphor has a long history of uses, from construction to medicine. In India, Camphor bark is used to brew a tea that’s said to help with digestive illnesses. As a wood, Camphor’s malleability and ease of shaping makes it the wood of choice for many builders and artisans.
The grain of camphor varies widely from straight to wavy with a medium texture that can be sanded smooth. Its lower density makes it easy to shape and cutting is even easier with sharp tools. Camphor accepts glues, finishes, and paints easily, making it an ideal wood for that custom look.
We’re lucky to have Camphor growing in Florida, and because of rapid land development, many trees are being cut. Instead of letting these beautiful trees end up as nothing more than mulch, we gather the logs and turn them into slabs, blanks, and lumber for woodworkers.
Weight: 3 lbs./bd.ft.
Janka Hardness: 950
Uses: Veneer, turned objects, cabinetry, furniture