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Bolivian Rosewood 4/4

Regular price $27.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $27.00 CAD
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Bolivian Rosewood A.K.A Pau Ferro color can be highly varied, ranging from reddish/orange to a dark violet/brown, usually with contrasting darker black streaks. Narrow sapwood is a pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. grain is typically straight, though sometimes slightly irregular or interlocked depending on the species. 

 

Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable, though quite susceptible to insect attack, and not recommended in direct ground contact.

 

Workability: Pau Ferro is considered overall to be of fair workability, as it can blunt the cutting edges of tools, and any irregular grain has a tendency to tearout during machining operations. Also, many of the same challenges in gluing rosewoods are common to Pau Ferro as well. Pau Ferro turns and finishes well.

 

Common Uses: Veneer, musical instruments, cabinetry, flooring, interior trim, turning, and other small specialty wood objects.

 

Janka Hardness: 1,960 lbf (8,710 N)

 

Distribution: Tropical South America (mainly Brazil and Bolivia)

 

Sold by the board foot. A board foot is a wood measurement for a piece of lumber 12" wide by 1' long by 1" thick for estimating purposes. Request a quote to get in touch to see if we have the right size lumber for your needs.

Source: https://www.wood-database.com

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