BOIS de ROSE

bois_de_violette> BOTANICAL NAMES
Dalbergia variabilis. It belongs to the family of Leguminosae Papilionatae

> TRADE NAMES
It is known all over the world with its French name of Bois de Rose. This name is translated in many languages (le­gno “di rosa” in Italy, Rosenholz in Germany, or Tulipwood in England) but this translations are not so diffused.

> ORIGINAL NAMES
Sehastio de Arruda, Cego machado, Pati cravo, Pati rosa – Brazil
Ysipooby – Argentina

> GROWTH AREA
This tree is cultivated in the tropical area of the South America, especially in Brazil.

> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
The wood with a 15 % of moisture content, has a specific weight of 900 Kg/m3

> DRYING METHOD
Drying is easy and quick without any risk of checking or warping.

> TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
This tree has small dimensions: it can unlikely reach 10 metres high and so its diameter is very limited. Due to the irregularity of its log, it is impossible to extract long and straight lumbers. Infect, its length could change from 2 to 3 metres, not more. The sapwood is whitish and tends to grey, clearly distinguished from the heartwood which varies from light yellow to pink with darker streaks that tends to violet. The texture is quite fine with regular and straight streaks. The wood is hard, heavy and compact.

> MAIN USES AND WORKING
Being a very hard wood, it is difficult to machine. Planed surfaces have a mat gloss finish. This wood is very required for the realisation of inlaying, little furniture and jeweller’s boxes.

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