Rosewood – Papa New Guinea

Rosewood – Papa New GuineaSize of tree and type of forest/location: A medium sized hardwood of scattered occurrence in south-east Asia and the Philippines and east as far as the Solomon Islands.

Description of wood: Heartwood can be either golden brown or a dark blood-red. Sapwood to 60 mm wide and pale yellow. Texture medium. Grain variable. Often highly figured.
Dry density kg/m3: 650

Workability: Turns well. Glues and nails satisfactorily.

Use: Furniture, veneer, turnery, panelling.

Availability: Commercially available.