Rosewood - New Guinea

Brown Timber Species

Species Name: New Guinea Rosewood

Botanical name(s): Pterocarpus indicus

Size and location information: Medium sized hardwood in South East Asia, Philippines, Solomon Islands.

Description: Heartwood is golden brown to dark blood red. Sapwwod pale yellow.

Density: Dry: 625kg/m3

Janka Hardness Rating:

Shrinkage: 1% Radial, 2% tangential

Durability: In ground: Class 2 Above ground: Class 1

Lyctids Susceptibility: Yes

Termite Resistance (AS3660): Yes

Strength Group: S4/SD5

Fire Hazard properties:

Workability
Saws readily, Easy to bore, Turns easily, Glues satisfactorily, Screws well, Nails satisfactorily, Moulds well.

Uses:
Furniture, cabinet work, joinery, riffle butts, boat building, veneer, plywood, decorative panelling, knife handles,

Carpentry levels,drawing instruments, turnery, flooring, musical instruments.

Availability:
Plentiful.

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