Janka Hardness Scale: 1780
Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, and Central America
Exotic hard wood
Bolivian Rosewood is milled in South America because that is the most cost effective. Boards are usually 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. However, it can be milled in the U.S. if long lengths are desired. This will increase the price heavily because of waste and labor costs, combined with the heavy tax applied to raw lumber to support the South American economy. This wood is also extremely rare, increasing the price even further.
- Clear grade is color sorted so it has a rich brown color with a defined black and brown grain.
- Rustic grade has extreme color variation and contains white sapwood.