The next exotic wood that I accidentally found in a sash factory was just an offcut from a gian timber. I am pretty sure that this was very old tree that was left hanging around in a lumberyard. This is very hard wood as sometimes mistaken to be the iron wood. I was lucky enough to have it for free. It thought it was just nothing since is all dark and full of mud. When I tried to cut a piece on it so I can make a door handle (knob), I found a nice curves….
S.Name: Dracontomelon Dao
The color is light violet (lavender) with stripes of yellow and brown.. The wood is tough to plane but it is good to saw. Planing needs oil. The grains are interlocking.
Maybe, this could be a nice jewelry box. By the way… the size of the wood I have is 4×12x9 inches… a trapezoid but this is the dimension you can get in nearest square corners.