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Santos Rosewood

Rich | Sophisticated | Velvet

Santos Rosewood (also known as Pau Ferro or Bolivian Rosewood) exhibits a range of rich and lustrous colors, ranging from reddish-brown to deep purple-brown. The wood often develops a beautiful patina over time, enhancing its natural beauty. The heartwood is the most valued part of the wood, while the sapwood is usually pale yellow and less utilized in high-end applications.

Rosewood is prized for its exceptional appearance and durability, making it a popular choice for high-quality furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (guitars, pianos), turnings, and specialty items.

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Properties of Santos Rosewood

Machaerium scleroxylon

Scientific Name

Tropical South America


65 lb/ft³

Dried Weight Density

2,140 lbf

Janka Hardness

20-30 Years

Tree Maturity

50-100+ Years

Tree Lifecycle



Rich & Velvet


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