Rosewood, Guatemalan » Dalbergia tucurencis

Why Rosewood, Guatemalan?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

A lighter and less dense rosewood than other varieties from other regions. Also more porous. It accepts regular wood glue and any kind of wood finish.
Rosewood, Guatemalan grows in Latin America

map of where Rosewood, Guatemalan grows
color of Rosewood, Guatemalan
Color Range
Light reddish cinnamon brown or yellowish gold, often with thin, darker reddish stripes
other names for Rosewood, Guatemalan
Other Names
Honduras Rosewood, Yucatan Rosewood
uses for Rosewood, Guatemalan
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, decorative turnings, handles, inlay
the Rosewood, Guatemalan tree
What's the Tree Like?
Matures between 60 and 100 feet tall, and can be as large as 3 feet in diameter


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-7.26% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-6.20% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Rosewood, Guatemalan:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak