Bolivian Rosewood: Exotic Wood

Heavy and dense exotic wood with great color variation in the wood, Bolivian Rosewood typically has a red to brown background with darker streaks of black color. Bolivian Rosewood can also have very defined streaks of white sapwood. This lumber is highly prized for the unique colors that are present in this species. Boards are typically narrower and shorter than other exotic lumber, and wide and long boards bring a premium price. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type South America
Botanical Name Machaerium Spp.
Specific Gravity .87
Avg. Weight Per BF 5.4 lbs
Color Range Brown to red with black streaks, Sapwood white
Rarity / Availability Somewhat Rare
Typical Avg. Width 3 – 7 inches
Typical Avg. Length 3 – 7 feet, long lengths are difficult to source
Avg. Waste Factor 25%
Wood Uses Furniture, Millwork, Musical Instruments, and Boxes
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names Pau Ferro, Santos Rosewood, or Morado

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