bolivian rosewood, morado wood

BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD WOOD

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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Characteristics of Bolivian Rosewood

Origin of Wood Type Bolivia, Brazil
Botanical Name Machaerium villosum, also can be M. scleroxylon & M. acutifolium
Specific Gravity 0.84
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.25
Color Range Brown – Black – Red
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 2″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 10′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making and more
Lumber Grades Select and Better, Premium
Other Trade Names Pau Ferro, Morado, Santos Rosewood
Bolivian Rosewood Lumber Pricing