|Kingwood/Madagascar Rosewood |
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DESCRIPTION: The heartwood has variegated colors with a background of rich violet-brown, shading almost to a black with streaks of violet-brown, dark violet & black, sometimes with golden yellow, presenting an unmistakable appearance. Usually straight grained, uniformly fine textured & lustrous.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America (Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia Cearensis
WORKING PROPERTIES: Works well with both hand & power tools. Nails & screws hold well & the wood can provide a fine, natural waxy finish.
USES: Primarily used in sliced veneers for inlay & marquetry, oyster veneering & in solid form for making inlay bandings, turning & fancy goods.
OTHER NAMES: Madagascar Rosewood
JANKA HARDNESS: 3340