bolivian rosewood, morado 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

Sample Pictures of Bolivian Rosewood

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.