kingwood wood

KINGWOOD EXOTIC WOOD

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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Characteristics of Kingwood

Origin of Wood Type South America
Botanical Name Dalbergia cearensis
Specific Gravity 1.2
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
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