Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia spp. (D. baronii, D. greveana, D. madagascariensis, and D. monticola))
Common Names: Madagascar Rosewood, Palisander
Color/Appearance : Heartwood generally ranges from a light yellow-brown to a darker orange or reddish brown. Darker black streaks are common
and can produce a grain figure known as “spider webbing” or “landscape”
Janka Hardness: 2,720 lbf
Density: 4.83 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation.
Common Uses: Veneer, musical instruments (guitar bodies and fingerboards), furniture, cabinetry, inlays, carving, turned objects and other small specialty wood items