Tulipwood » Dalbergia frutescens
Tulipwood Wood CharacteristicsFine texture, high luster, and takes a high polish. Hard and heavy. Somewhat difficult to work.
Color RangeIrregular streaks of yellow, rose and red or violet on a cream to straw colored background.
Other NamesTulipwood, Brazilian tulipwood, Pau rosa, Bois de rose, Pinkwood, Pau de fuso, Jacaranda rosa
Some Typical UsesTurning, inlay, fancy accessories.
What's the Tree Like?Small with an irregular trunk. Heartwood logs are 2-8'' in diameter. The Tulipwood tree grows in Tropical South America, especially Northeast Brazil
5.16lbs /Bd. Ft.
44.13% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
2560Janka Rating (?)
98.45% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
0.81Specific Gravity (?)
26.56% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Tulipwood: