Wood of the day #5: Amazon Rosewood

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-13-2015 12:00 PM 1661 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Amazon Rosewood, Amazonas Palisander, Amazon Jacaranda, Pará Jacaranda, Preto Jacaranda, Saboarana
  • Botanical name: Dalbergia spruceana
  • Synonymous:
  • Distribution: Brazil, Venezuela, and Bolivia
  • Description: An orange or reddish brown, with darker contrasting streaks and a uniform texture. It has open pores, some mineral deposits and very diffuse annual rings.
  • Fun facts: A classical cabinet wood due to its easy workability and finishing quality.
    It, like other woods from Dalbergia, has three common names English Rosewood, Spanish Jacaranda and German Palisander
  • Sampled by: Me

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