Laos Rosewood » Dalbergia caltrata
Laos Rosewood Characteristics
Laos Rosewood Wood CharacteristicsLike most rosewoods, this is quite durable with a fine even texture that machines surprisingly well and with good results. Laos Rosewood is an unusual, yet beautiful, species.
Color RangeTypically a dark red with variegated lines
Other NamesLaos rosewood, Burma blackwood, Burmese rosewood, Cultrata rosewood, Khamphi rosewood, Yindaik, Mai Kham Phee, Asian rosewood
Some Typical UsesMusic instruments, small decorative woodwork or accents, decorative accessrory projects, pen turning, boxes, furniture parts
What's the Tree Like?Dalbergia caltrata is a medium sized deciduous tree, up to 20-30 meters tall and 0.30-0.50 meter in diameter. The Laos Rosewood tree grows in Southeast Asia
5.40lbs /Bd. Ft.
50.84% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
3350Janka Rating (?)
159.69% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
0.83Specific Gravity (?)
29.69% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Laos Rosewood: