East Indian Rosewood » Dalbergia latifolia
East Indian Rosewood Characteristics
East Indian Rosewood Wood CharacteristicsWith good dimensional stability, this Rosewood has a dark color with a straight grain - which makes this a rather easy wood to work with. It's dense and tight grained, easy to finish.
Color RangeDark purple to dark brown with black lines
Other NamesBombay blackwood, East Indian rosewood, Indian palisandre, Indian rosewood, Java palisandre, Malabar, Shisham, Sitsal, Sonokeling
Some Typical UsesCabinetmaking, Marquetry, Musical instruments, Tool handles, some furniture parts, decorative items.
What's the Tree Like?A straight trunk that's clear usually 30 to 50 feet. Overall height reaches 75 feet under normal conditions, but can be as tall as 100 feet. The diameter grows to 30 inches. The East Indian Rosewood tree grows in The Dalbergia latifolia tree grows throughout southeast Asia, but the most prized timber comes specifically from India.
4.42lbs /Bd. Ft.
23.46% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
1720Janka Rating (?)
33.33% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
0.85Specific Gravity (?)
32.81% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with East Indian Rosewood:
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- Width: Ripped to 3''