Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis)


Common Names: Kingwood


Distribution: Brazil, Mexico


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks. Sapwood is a pale yellow.


Janka Hardness: 3,340 lbf


Density: 6.25 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Reactions simply include eye and skin irritation, as well as pink eye


Controlled species: CITES: yes (Appendix II), IUCN: no


Common Uses: Inlays, veneers, tool handles, and other small turned and/or specialty items.