Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Burmese Rosewood (Dalbergia Oliveri)
Status: Endangered (Threatened) and available.
Other Common Names:
Found in Myanmar and other SE Asian nations, these members of the Fabaceae family (Dalbergia) can grow to 50-100 feet in height and 1-3 feet in diameter. .
Color can vary between Medium Orange to Reddish brown.
Very fine texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .78-.94. Avg. Dry Weight: 59 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Fine Furniture, cabinetry, Musical Instruments
Michael T Shue
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