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|DESCRIPTION||The heartwood is a beautiful pink-yellow with a pronounced striped figure in varying shades of salmon pink, and rose-red to violet, It has a fragrant scent. The grain is straight but more often irregular; the texture is moderately fine.
Weight is about 60 lbs per cu. ft.
Note: This is Brazilian Tulipwood not to be confused with American Poplar which can also be referred to as "tulipwood"
South America (Brazil)
|BOTANICAL NAME||Dalbergia Frutescens|
|OTHER NAMES||Pau Rosa, Pau De Fuso, Pinkwood, Bois De Rose, Jacaranda Rosa|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||For the purposes this wood is used its strength properties are of secondary importance. The timber is usually sold in small logs or billets. It is a decorative timber and fairly wasteful in conversion.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Tulipwood is extremely hard to work, with severe blunting of cutting edges. A reduction in cutting angle to 20 degrees when planing the irregular grain on quartered material is essential. The timber is capable of a very high natural finish and can be planed and sanded smoothly. Pre-boring for nailing is necessary; it glues well, and takes an excellent polish.|
|DURABILITY||The timber is non-durable, but resists insect and fungal attacks. Highly resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||The timber dries easily, although there is a little risk of checking or twisting. It tends to split after being sawn. There is small movement in service.|
|USES||Turning, brush backs, fancy wood ware, cabinets, caskets, jewelry boxes, marquetry and inlay work, marimba keys and decorative items. Selected billets are sliced for veneer.|
|COMMENTS||Not to be confused with Tuliptree (Liriodendron Tulipifera).|
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