Honduran Rosewood

Common Name(s): Honduran Rosewood, Honduras Rosewood Scientific Name: Dalbergia stevensonii Distribution: Belize (British Honduras) Tree Size: 50-100 ft (15-30 m) tall, 3 ft (1 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 64 lbs/ft3 (1,025 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .82., 1.03 Janka Hardness: 2,200 lbf (9,790 N) Modulus of Rupture: No data available Elastic Modulus: 3,190,000 lbf/in2 (22.00 GPa) Crushing Strength: No data available Shrinkage: No data available Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve color. Clearly demarcated sapwood is a pale yellow. Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Fine to medium texture, with good natural luster. Endgrain: Semi-ring-porous to diffuse-porous; medium to very large pores, very few to few; solitary and radial multiples; heartwood deposits (reddish brown and dark brown) common; parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates, vasicentric, and banded; rays narrow, normal to fairly close spacing. Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable, with moderate insect resistance. Workability: Can be somewhat difficult to machine, and tends to ride over jointer blades, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Because of its high oil content, gluing can be problematic, and the wood’s color can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish. Turns well. … Continue reading Honduran Rosewood