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Brazilian Kingwood is the second most-dense of the Dalbergia species (with African Blackwood being first). As is the case with many such woods of exceeding density, logs have a tendency to split from the center, outward, after being cut. Because of this, it is rare to find boards of any substantial size without defects; cracks and internal checks and tear-out are not uncommon. Grains are typically straight, though they can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. It has a fine, even texture and a high natural luster.
Its heartwood can vary from a muted orange- to reddish-brown, with dark brown or black thin stripes. Sapwood typically has a yellow tint and is commonly seen in boards.
Sustainability: This species is listed in CITES Appendix II , but is not yet in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Inlays, veneers, musical instruments, tool handles, gun & knife handles, turned objects, and specialty items.
Comments: Although not considered endangered, Brazilian Kingwood is an exotic rosewood which has consistently been quite difficult to access in the US in anything other than small craft-sized pieces. It is a tough, durable wood — very resistant to both rot, and bug and worm infestation — making it a popular choice for custom gun handles. Its density makes it hard on cutting tools and saw blades, and it can be difficult to glue, due to its high natural oil content.
|$10.00 – $80.00||A||12 x 3 x 3 in||TURNKING1001|| |
Our Kingwood turning squares come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber.
The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.
If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.
The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive. You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.
|$371.15||AB||55.5 x 8.5 x 0.93 in||KINGB2188D|| |
Taper 8.75-8 End checks
|$668.14||B||55.75 x 8.5 x 1.875 in||KINGB2188C|| |
Taper 9.875-8 includes heart crack
|$400.30||AB||55.8 x 8 x 1.06 in||KINGB2188B|| |
Taper 9-7.25 surface check & end checks wide end
|$334.78||A||56 x 6 x 1.06 in||KINGB2188A|| |
Taper 5.5-8.5 slight checks in sap face end checks
|$412.87||A||55.25 x 7.5 x 1.06 in||KINGB2188E|| |
Solid Board No Checking
|A, AB, C||71 x 7 x 7 in||KINGB1315|| |
Stunning Kingwood Boule – sold as one
NB: Boule width tapers from 5.75″-5.25″
|$120.00||A||12 x 12 x 2 in||TURN001|| |
Multi-pack of assorted turning blanks.
Turning Blanks (Rosewood, Satinwood, Af Blackwood, Wild Olive, Pink Ivory, King)
Any woodturners delight…!
Please note: we surfaced one edge on the samples to show how they will look. You won’t necessarily received surfaced blanks.
|$64.33||B||39.75 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||KING1030|| |
Heart wood checks
|$70.31||C||45.25 x 4 x 0.8 in||KING1029|| |
Heart defects on one half of board
|$70.81||B||43.75 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||KING1028|| |
Max width 4.5″. Min 3″. 2 small rough heart patches on one face. Mostly clean.
|$70.56||B||54.5 x 3 x 0.8 in||KING1027|| |
Very clear board.
|$61.37||B||43.75 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1026|| |
Check on end. Small sapwood crack. Good board
|$56.81||B||40.5 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1025|| |
Max width 3.5″. Min 2.5″. Small check one end. Longer check other end.
|$94.46||B||51.5 x 4.25 x 0.8 in||KING1024|| |
Check at one end. Small amount of heart checking. Mostly good.
|$78.66||C||45 x 4.5 x 0.8 in||KING1023|| |
Max width 4.75″. Min 3.75″. Heart checks
|$89.82||C||46.25 x 5 x 0.8 in||KING1022|| |
Heart checks length of board.
|$43.20||AB||45.5 x 2 x 0.8 in||KING1021|| |
Narrow but clean. Tiny end check one end.
|$88.50||B||48.25 x 4.25 x 0.8 in||KING1020|| |
Checking one end. Sap check at other. Heart check on edge. Good board
|$50.20||C||47 x 2.75 x 0.8 in||KING1019|| |
End checking both ends. Heart cracks
|C||59.5 x 5 x 0.8 in||KING1018|| |
End checking both ends. Heart cracks
|C||57.75 x 3.5 x 0.8 in||KING1017|| |
Good board. Small cracking very close to heart edge
|C||45.25 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1016|| |
One crack in middle of one face.
|$72.51||B||42 x 4 x 0.8 in||KING1015|| |
Cracks mostly near each end
|C||49.75 x 3.5 x 0.8 in||KING1014|| |
Cracks – more visible on one face than other
|$64.41||B||49.75 x 3 x 0.8 in||KING1013|| |
Checking mainly on reverse face. One end check. One small knot
|$64.52||B||46 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1012|| |
Checking on one end. Crack close to straight edge
|$72.02||B||44.5 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||KING1011|| |
Several small cracks.
|$61.72||B||44 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1010|| |
Small end check one end. Crack in sap. Short crack close to straight edge
|$40.19||B||37.25 x 2.5 x 0.8 in||KING1009|| |
Checking one end and close to straight edge
|$82.70||B||54.75 x 3.5 x 0.8 in||KING1008|| |
Small crack close to one part of one edge. Otherwise good.
|C||52 x 4 x 0.8 in||KING1007|| |
Crack mainly at one end. Small crack other end.
|$63.12||B||45 x 3.25 x 0.8 in||KING1006|| |
Live edges. End checking. Crack close to one edge
|C||45.5 x 3.5 x 0.8 in||KING1005|| |
Defect on one face. 2 small knots on other face. Checking at one end
|$79.65||C||48.25 x 4.25 x 0.8 in||KING1004|| |
One live edge. Crack through middle
|$80.92||B||50 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||KING1003|| |
Live edges. Sapwood crack on one edge
|$116.53||B||67.5 x 4 x 0.8 in||KING1002|| |
One live edge. Crack on straight edge at one end
|$40.54||B||41.75 x 2.25 x 0.8 in||KING1001|| |
Rough edges. Crack one end. Planed to 3/4″
Although we don't have any listed pieces for this species available in our online store, add this species to your Quote Request and we'll get back to you with availability in our warehouse.