Rosewood

Rosewood has dark purplish brown heartwood with black streaking. It is sharply demarcated from the narrow yellowish sapwood. It has a fine and even texture with a straight grain and is slightly oily.

Overview

Heartwood color ranges from a medium orange to a darker reddish brown; sometimes with darker black streaks. Yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken with age, though it tends to maintain its color better than other colorful exotic woods.

Available Thickness:
3" (50mm).

Price*: $$$$$

Working Properties

Generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though it can blunt cutting edges rapidly. Care should be taken in gluing and finishing, due to natural oils in the wood that can disrupt the drying process. Turns and polishes well.

Durability

Heartwood is highly durable.
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Main Uses

Wall Paneling, Furniture and Flooring.

Wall Paneling
Flooring
Furniture
Decorative
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing

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