ROSEWOOD - Dalbergia nigra


NAME: Rosewood
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia nigra
ALSO KNOWN AS: Jacaranda
RANGE: Mexico, Central America
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Very hard and dense. Rosewood is harder than any U.S. native hardwood species.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Machines and veneers well with moderate difficulty. It can be glued satisfactorily but be careful with oily glue bonds. Finishes extremely well.
USES: Cutlery handles, brush backs, billiard cue butts, and fancy turnery