NEW GUINEA ROSEWOOD - SAWN
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Botanical Name: Pterocarpus indicus
Preferred Common Name: Rosewood
Other Names: Linggoa, Sena, Amboyna, Angsana, Narra, Padauk
Species Type: Hardwood
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 ' Ambonyawood'.
formrosewood 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
AVAILABILITY - FURTHER INFORMATION
Rosewood is listed as a vulnerable species, and small quantities are sometimes imported.
SOURCE OF TIMBER