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The most common uses for apricot wood are knife handles, carving, musical instruments, and turned objects. It is highly sought after due to its unique, attractive features such as its light brown heartwood with dark streaks, a fine grain, and moderate natural luster.

Unfortunately, apricot wood is not available commercially in lumber form because of the small size of the tree. If you are looking for apricot wood, you will likely need to find specialty woodworkers or hobbyists. The price is quite high for domestic wood, as it is not widely available.

Despite its cost and rarity, apricot wood is still a great choice for many projects; it has a Janka hardness rating of 1,390 lbf and works well with gluing, turning, and finishing. Plus, it is easy to work with due to its straight grain despite having some knots and irregular grains that can cause tearout.


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