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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is a beautiful pink-yellow with a pronounced striped figure in varying shades of salmon pink & rose-red to violet. It has a fragrant scent. The grain is straight but more often irregular; the texture is moderately fine.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America (Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia Frutescens
WORKING PROPERTIES: The timber is capable of a very high natural finish & can be planed & sanded smoothly. Pre-boring for nailing is necessary; it glues well & takes an excellent polish.
USES: Turning, brush backs, fancy wood ware, cabinets, caskets, jewelry boxes, marquetry & inlay work, marimba keys & decorative items. Selected billets are sliced for veneer.
NOTE: This is Brazilian Tulipwood not to be confused with American Poplar which can also be referred to as "tulipwood".
JANKA HARDNESS: 2500