Rosewood – New Guinea
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
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
Saws readily, Easy to bore, Turns easily, Glues satisfactorily, Screws well, Nails satisfactorily, Moulds well.
Furniture, cabinet work, joinery, riffle butts, boat building, veneer, plywood, decorative panelling, knife handles,
Carpentry levels,drawing instruments, turnery, flooring, musical instruments.