Honduran Rosewood


Common Names
Honduran Rosewood
Scientific Name
Dalbergia stevensonii
Central America (Honduras)
Honduran Rosewood heartwood varies from light to dark brown with black streaks. The wood has a straight to interlocked grain with a fine to medium texture. It exhibits a high natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
54-68 lbs/ft3 (860-1090 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
2200 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
19,600 lbf/in2 (135.2 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
2,340,000 lbf/in2 (16.12 GPa)
Crushing Strength
10,100 lbf/in2 (69.7 MPa)
Radial: 4.9%, Tangential: 7.5%, Volumetric: 12.5%, T/R Ratio: 1.5
Rated as very durable; highly resistant to decay, termite attacks, and rot.
Honduran Rosewood wood is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties, but pre-drilling is recommended. It finishes well and can be polished to a high shine. The wood is known for its excellent dimensional stability and resistance to warping. However, the presence of silica in the wood can dull cutting edges.

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