Rosewood (Central American) lumber wood, Dalbergia stevensonii lumber for woodworking

Rosewood (Central American) // Dalbergia stevensonii

With good dimensional stability, this Rosewood has a variety of 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 Rosewood (Central American)
Color Range
A pinkish red to orange with darker streaks of purple, red, or brown
other names for Rosewood (Central American)
Other Names
Honduras rosewood, Nagaed
uses for Rosewood (Central American)
Some Typical Uses
Cabinetmaking, Marquetry, Musical instruments, Tool handles, some furniture parts, decorative items.
the Rosewood (Central American) tree
What's the Tree Like?
The decent sized tree grows to 100' tall and up to 36 diameter. The trunk is often fluted, short, and forked.
Rosewood (Central American) grows in Latin America
map of where Rosewood (Central American) grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
39.66% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
50.00% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak