East Indian rosewood (dalbergia latifolia) India. Heartwood of East Indian rosewood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. The grain is usually narrowly interlocked. The wood can sometimes contain chalky deposits that will rapidly dull cutting edges. It is good for turning, and glues and finishes well. Rosewood specialty items include turned knobs, drawer pulls and handles. It has long been a favorite for making carpenter tools, cutlery; decorative boxes and many types of furniture.
- Grain runs with the longest dimension, may contain dark brown streaks
- Turns, glues, & finishes well
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.
Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed