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Bolivian Rosewood

Bolivian Rosewood

Janka Hardness 1780 (what's this? )
Rosewood (Bolivian) is 141% as hard as Red Oak (1780 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Rosewood (Bolivian)
  • Botanical Name
    Machaerium, sclieroxylon
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Morado , Moradillo, Santos Palisander
  • Origin
    South America
  • Description
    Rosewood (Bolivian) has hard and dense features and is known for its striped appearance and bold coloring.
  • Stability
    Rosewood (Bolivian) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Rosewood (Bolivian) has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Extreme care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Rosewood (Bolivian) is photo-sensitive.
  • Color Range
    Rosewood (Bolivian) ranges from light to medium browns to almost deeper shades of black, brown, and purple, often topped with black striping.

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