Thursday, December 24, 2009

Brazilian Rosewood

(dalberpia nigra)
Brazilian Rosewood is a tall tree that reaches as high as 130 feet and 40 inches in diameter. This species grows in coastal regions. Heartwood varies from chocolate brown to violet brown with violet and black streaks. Older trees tend to dull saw blades, but this wood turns well on the lathe. A prized wood for both turnery and carving.