Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo)
Common Names: Indian Rosewood, Sissoo, Sheesham
Distribution: India, Nepal and Pakistan, as well as Western Asia; also grown on plantations
Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from golden brown to a darker reddish brown. The pale, straw-colored sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood
Janka Hardness: 1,660 lbf
Density: 4.0 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Reported to cause skin irritation
Common Uses: Musical instruments (percussion), furniture, flooring, boatbuilding, carving and turned objects