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04-05-2015 04:01 PM

Is there an economical substitute for Indian Rosewood, something domestic with similar grain patterns?


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#1 posted 04-05-2015 05:38 PM

No, not really. Perhaps Mexican cocbolo is the only thing in North America that would be close but it is also of the genus Dalbergia so it is a rosewood also.

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 06:05 PM

Believe it or not, Indian Rosewood is one of the more economical rosewoods due to the guitar industry and plantations that have arisen to support it. Perhaps if we knew what you were hoping to do with it we could recommend something, but most of the other rosewoods are more expensive.

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 06:14 PM

Like Ripthorn said

We would need to know what you are making to give you a good suggestion.

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 09:00 PM

We would need to know what you are making to give you a good suggestion.

Yeah, second that. Are you making a yacht or a chess piece?

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 11:53 PM

It’s for a dining room table. Similar to this:

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 11:56 PM

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 12:25 AM

So you are talking Lumber not just a few blocks of wood.

Well I can tell you all of the Exotic’s are out of the question for you because of their not being economical.

Black Walnut, Maybe Bubinga, Mahogany.

You can get woods from here for a good price. http://www.woodworkerssource.com/2_african.html

Here is a link to Indian Rosewood and it is $33 a board foot http://www.woodworkerssource.com/east_indian_rosewood.html

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 01:29 AM

If you want a dark wood then walnut is the way to go. It is readily available and domestic and reasonably priced.

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 03:32 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I am wanting to replicate this finish. Any suggestions on how to achieve this?

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