New Guinea Rosewood
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NEW GUINEA ROSEWOOD - SAWN
|100 x 25||$POA|
|125 x 25||$POA|
|150 x 25||$POA|
|175 x 25||$POA|
|200 x 25||$POA|
|100 X 50||$POA|
|125 X 50||$POA|
|150 X 50||$POA|
|175 X 50||$POA|
|200 X 50||$POA|
|Botanical Name:||Pterocarpus indicus|
|Preferred Common Name:||Rosewood|
|Other Names:||Linggoa, Sena, Amboyna, Angsana, Narra, Padauk|
The sapwood of rosewood is up to 60mm wide and of a pale yellow colour, while the heartwood can be either golden brown or a dark blood-red. The grain is variable and the texture is medium. The burrs, which gets its name ‘Amboyna wood’ from the Indonesian island of Ambon, are highly prized in furniture-making.
The attractive appearance of rosewood has made it highly prized for furniture, veneer, turnery, and paneling. It is also used for knife handles and guitar-making. Some trees produce very highly figured burrs, which are used in the European furniture trade under the name ‘Ambonya wood’.
In sawn form rosewood is easily worked with hand and machine tools. It polishes well, but the heartwood is hard to stain.
ORIGIN OF TIMBER
Asia, SE Asia, Oceania
ORIGIN OF TIMBER - OTHER
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sabah, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia
NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD, WA, NT, NZ, Asia, SE Asia, Oceania
AVAILABILITY - FURTHER INFORMATION
Rosewood is listed as a vulnerable species, and small quantities are sometimes imported.
SOURCE OF TIMBER