Kingwood

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.

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