East Indian Rosewood is an exotic wood native to the Southern India peninsula, and is prized for its use in custom pool cues, furniture, and cabinetry. The color varies from golden brown to dark purple brown, with a unique striped figure. It is hard and dense, with a coarse texture and good stability. Although moderately difficult to machine or work with hand tools, East Indian Rosewood is excellent for wood turning and veneer, and finishes extremely well.
Avg Dry Wgt : 53 lbs/ft3 (850 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 2440lbf (10854 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.76
Texture : Medium to coarse
Grain Pattern : Straight and gently curving, can be interlocking
Health Risk : Dermatitis, asthma, respiratory problems, sensitizer
Color : Dark brown, streaks of cream, purple-red, and pink
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood