Pau Rosa (Schwartzia Madagascariensis) is also called snake bean. Heartwood is a beautiful yellow-brown with a subtle to pronounced striped figure in varying shades of brown and reddish-brown. Finishes well. Native to Tanzania. Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.