Nicaraguan Rosewood, Dalbergia tucurensis. Buy Nicaraguan Rosewood at Hearne Hardwoods Inc.


There are actually several members of the Dalbergia (rosewood) family growing in Nicaragua, each beautiful in its own way. The most prevalent is Dalbergia tucurensis. Tucurensis can vary in character from different regions, soil types, and elevations of growth. We often find it in coffee farms shading the coffee bushes. The species can come in purple, golden brown, and pinkish brown even though the trees have identical leaves and bark. We have even witnessed a split tree where one half of the crown was purple and the other half golden brown. With a specific gravity of between .8 and .9, it is similar to Brazilian Rosewood in workability producing pieces with beautiful luster. As such it can be used in high-end luthiery. The same species grows throughout Central America.

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Characteristics of Nicaraguan Rosewood

Origin of Wood Type Central American, South America
Botanical Name Dalbergia tucurensis
Specific Gravity 0.63
Avg. Weight Per BF 6.3 lb/ bf
Color Range Light Brown – Rust – Dark Brown  (Sap: Pale Yellow)
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 6″ to 20″+    (we sometimes have widths over 4′)
Typical Avg. Length 3′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5 – 1
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Wood Turning, Musical Instruments, Wood Carving, Jewelry, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and many other uses
Lumber Grades Select and Better
Other Trade Names Yucatan Rosewood, Panama Rosewood

Sample Pictures of Nicaraguan 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.