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Kingwood Title
Origin of Wood Type:
South America
Botanical Name:
Dalbergia cearensis
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Violet- Brown- Gold
Rarity / Availability: (?):

Extremely Rare

Typical Avg. Width:
1" to 8"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 7'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Musical Instruments, Knife Handles, Box Making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Antique Restoration, Veneer, and other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better, Flitch, Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Violet Wood, Violetta, Bois Violet


Kingwood is from Brazil and is a true rosewood. One of the finest members of the dalbergia family, the heartwood is a mix of purple and rose with white sapwood. Usually not found in wide or long material, it is best used for musical instruments parts, knife handles, cue sticks and inlays.
*Dense wood, specific gravity is higher than 1.2
*Extremely tight grain
*Holds its color
*Used for fine veneers

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