Aptly named, in some instances freshly surfaced Redheart can be a very
bright, watermelon red—though color can vary in intensity and hue from
board to board: anywhere from a light orange/pink, (similar to Pink Ivory
), to a darker brownish red. In some cases, it can look quite similar to Bloodwood
though usually with a more visible and figured grain pattern.
Redheart's vibrant color quickly fades to a reddish brown in direct
sunlight, though this color change can be slowed (but usually not
stopped entirely) by using a finish with UV inhibitors, and keeping the
wood away from strong lighting.
Redheart has good working characteristics, and planes, machines, and
sands well. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though a brown color shift
is to be expected.