Leopardwood is not readily available and is quite difficult to find. It looks somewhat similar to Lacewood, but is different in many ways. It is quite dense and heavy and easily machined in any application. The true beauty of the wood is exposed when quarter sawn, and it also sands and finishes quite well. However, when sanding, microscopic splinters lay on the surface and many will stick into the skin when something like a hand is placed on the surface of the wood. This can make working with the wood a bit uncomfortable. The dust from sanding and machining can cause allergies to react quite noticeably.