Santos Rosewood

Machaerium scleroxylon

Trade Names

Santos Rosewood

Similar Woods

Rio Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Cocobolo

Origin

South America

Range

South America

Uses

Architectural woodwork, high class furniture making.

Properties

Brought on the market earlier as a substitute wood for Rio Rosewood, this wood has established itself today on the market as highly decorative furniture wood. The lighter and more distinctive the red coloring is, the more valuable the wood.

Machining

The wood can only be worked with difficulty due to the interlocking grain.

Seasoning

Careful drying is recommended as there is a great risk of checking.

Finishing

Surface treatment can also prove difficult due to the oil content of the wood and its color bleaches out in time.

Jointing

Gluing can prove to be difficult due to the high oil content.
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