east indian rosewood wood

EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD

East Indian Rosewood is a true rosewood and on everyone’s short list of the world’s most beautiful lumbers.  Prized for both veneers and hardwoods this species is found in many Asian antiques.  It has a very fine texture and brown to purple heartwood.  As with other members of the dalbergia family, East Indian Rosewood is very dense and will yield a soft satin finish.

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Characteristics of East Indian Rosewood

Origin of Wood Type India
Botanical Name Dalbergia latifolia
Specific Gravity 0.85
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.42 lb/ bf
Color Range Gold – Brown – Black – Purple
Rarity / Availability Rare
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 10″, rarely found up to 20″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 6′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer, Timber framing and many other uses
Lumber Grades Select and Better, Flitch
Other Trade Names Bombay Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Bombay Rosewood, Shisham, Sissoo, Biti, Eravadi, Kalaruk
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