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Janka Hardness 1720 (what's this? )
Blackwood is 137% as hard as Red Oak (1720 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Dalbergia latifolia
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Blackwood, Indian Rosewood
  • Origin
    Southeast Asia
  • Description
    Blackwood is quite durable and features attractive ribbon-like graining.
  • Stability
    Blackwood demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Blackwood has been associated with dermatitis and asthma.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    No information available at
  • Color Range
    Blackwood's color range is from yellowish to pale yellow while the heartwood ranges from a rose color to darker brown with darker streaking.

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