Bolivian Rosewood 4/4
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)
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