Friday, March 8, 2013

Pau Ferro (Caesalpinia Ferrea)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Bolivian Rosewood 

Found Brazil and Bolivia, these members of the Fabaceae family (Caesalpinia) can grow to 60-100 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter. .

Redish Orange to Violet Brown heartwod with dark stripes.

Fine texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .70-.87. Avg. Dry Weight:  54 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Flooring, Cabinetry, musical instruments

Bolivian Rosewood
Pau Ferro

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