Common Name(s): Boonaree, Western rosewood, inland rosewood
Scientific Name: Alectryon oleifolius
Average Dried Weight: 81.8 lbs/ft3 (1,310 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness: 4,560 lbf (20,260 N)*
*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity
Comments: A small, relatively uncommon tree yielding incredibly heavy wood. Although it sometimes bears the common name “rosewood,” it’s not a true rosewood in the Dalbergia genus. The wood is sometimes used for woodturning.
Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric
Images: Drag the slider up/down to toggle between raw and finished wood. Note that the first sample shows a piece of primarily heartwood that has been glued together from two bookmatched pieces, while the second sample shows a single solid piece that is primarily sapwood.
A special thanks to Don Wan for providing the wood sample of this species.