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Bolivian Rosewood
Origin of Wood Type:
Bolivia, Brazil
Botanical Name:
Machaerium Villosum, also can be M. Scleroxylon & M. Acutifolium
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
Color Range:
Brown - Black - Red
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 12"
Typical Avg. Length:
2' to 10' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making and other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better, Premium

Other Trade Names:

Pau Ferro, Morado


Morado, also known as Santos rosewood and Bolivian rosewood is a fine textured dark colored hardwood. When finished it resembles East Indian rosewood although Morado has a greater color range. It is very popular in both veneer and lumber for fine furniture and architectural millwork.

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