East Indian Rosewood » Dalbergia latifolia

Why East Indian Rosewood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

With 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 of East Indian Rosewood

Color Range

Dark purple to dark brown with black lines
other names for East Indian Rosewood

Other Names

Bombay blackwood, East Indian rosewood, Indian palisandre, Indian rosewood, Java palisandre, Malabar, Shisham, Sitsal, Sonokeling
uses for East Indian Rosewood

Some Typical Uses

Cabinetmaking, Marquetry, Musical instruments, Tool handles, some furniture parts, decorative items.
the East Indian Rosewood tree

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 Asia
map of where this wood grows
Weight

4.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
23.46% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1720

Janka Rating (?)
33.33% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.85

Specific Gravity (?)
32.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with East Indian Rosewood:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Rosewood (East Indian) Hardwood Sample
Rosewood (East Indian) Hardwood Sample
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