Latin name: Dalbergia

Type of wood: Hardwood


There are many species of rosewood which come from all around the world. Depending on the source country, the colour of rosewood can vary from nearly ebony through dark browns to rich reds and therefore make it an ideal choice for furniture and decorative items. The origin of the rosewood also affects its strength, durability and hardness with Indian and African rosewood being the hardest.


Rosewood is commonly used for furniture, musical instruments, decorative items and veneers.


  • hard, tough and very strong wood
  • attractive wood grain
  • polishes very well and to a high sheen if desired
  • highly resistant to wear and tear


  • very heavy wood