Trade Names: Eldorado
Similar Woods: Rio Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Cocobolo
Origin: South America.
Uses: Architectural woodwork, high class furniture making.
Properties: Brought on the market earlier as a substitute wood for Rio Rosewood, this wood has establisheditself today on the market as highly decorative furniture wood.The lighter and more distinctive the red coloring is, the more valuable the wood.
Machining: The wood can only be worked with difficulty due to the interlocking grain.
Seasoning: Careful drying is recommended as there is a great risk of checking.
Finishing: Surface treatment can also prove difficult du to the oil content of the wood and its color bleachesout in time.
Jointing: Gluing can prove to be difficult due to the high oil content.