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Botanical Name

Dalbergia cambodiana, Dalbergia cochinchinensis

Other Names

Cambodian Rosewood, Phayung, Siamese Rosewood, Thai Rosewood, Tracwood, Vietnamese Rosewood

Main Color Group

Dark Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

65

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

1035

Janka Hardness - LBF

2330

Janka Hardness - Newtons

10200

Siamese Rosewood, a.k.a. Vietnamese Rosewood, is one of the most dense, dimensionally stable rosewoods. The wood is derived from large evergreen trees which grow in open, semi-deciduous forests. It’s primary heartwood colors are typically confined to varying brown hues, although secondary colors of red, orange and yellows are commonly present. (Sap is a pale yellow, and easily distinguished.) Its pores are very small by rosewood standards; it sands smooth and finishes beautifully, with a wonderful natural luster. It is typically straight grained, although grains are occasionally interlocked. It is considered to be one of the most dense, stable and durable of all rosewoods.

Because of these properties, Siamese Rosewood has remained extremely popular with Chinese furniture builders — and which has also made it, for many years, a popular target for poachers. This has led to its current ‘near extinction’ status.

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Sustainability: This species is listed in CITES Appendix II, and is categorized as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; part of the Dalbergia -genus worldwide exportation ban.

Common Uses: Veneer; fine furniture; carvings; musical instruments; cabinetry and other interior applications; turning; small specialty items.

Comments: Wikipedia had this to say with regard to Dalbergia Cochichinensis:  “Siamese rosewood is denser than water, fine grained, and high in oils and resins. These properties make the wood dimensionally stable, hard wearing, rot and insect resistant, and when new, highly fragrant. The density and toughness of the wood also allows furniture to be built without the use of glue and nails, but rather constructed from joinery and doweling alone.  Unfortunately, it has been the demise of this species at the hands of regional neighbors, China, which has placed it on the verge of extinction and is its tragic modern legacy. The incredible demand for it in this new millennium was accelerated prior to the 2008 Olympic games, in Beijing, and continued with the new construction boom the country has experienced.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$152.1652.31 × 4 × 1.75 inROSEVIET1020
Out of stock

Insect holes.

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Rosewood - Vietnamese
$229.9480.25 × 3.94 × 2 inROSEVIET1019

Insect holes. Beautiful piece.

ab
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$132.4451.63 × 3.88 × 1.88 inROSEVIET1018
Out of stock

Crack on ends.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$136.5953.25 × 3.88 × 1.5 inROSEVIET1017

Large cracks one side.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$126.5443.5 × 4 × 1.75 inROSEVIET1016
Out of stock

Cracks one side.

ab
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$115.0343.5 × 4 × 1.75 inROSEVIET1015
Out of stock

Knot. Defects on edge.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$104.1940 × 3.94 × 1.88 inROSEVIET1014
Out of stock

Large open knot. Light wormhols.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$104.4639.5 × 4 × 2 inROSEVIET1013
Out of stock

Cracks. Knots.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$101.4057.5 × 3.88 × 0.94 inROSEVIET1012

Wormholes. Some sapwood

ab
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$84.3053.13 × 4 × 0.88 inROSEVIET1011

Small defects both sides.

a
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$54.6344 × 3.13 × 0.94 inROSEVIET1010
Out of stock

Small knots one side.

a
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$65.4545 × 4 × 0.88 inROSEVIET1009
Out of stock

Small knot. Cracking on end. Some sapwood.

ab
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$72.7247.25 × 3.88 × 0.94 inROSEVIET1008
Out of stock

Small defect. Small knot.

a
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$97.5870.44 × 3.81 × 1 inROSEVIET1007

Wormholes. Cracks.

ab
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$81.4852.94 × 3.88 × 0.88 inROSEVIET1006
Out of stock

Hairline crack. Amazing figure with nice curl.

a
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$65.9751.44 × 3.88 × 0.81 inROSEVIET1005

Wormholes. Cracks.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$196.9251.25 × 5.812 × 1.812 inROSEVIET1004

Cracks and checks both faces.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$157.9239.812 × 6 × 1.812 inROSEVIET1003
Out of stock

Open defects on one face.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$105.7840 × 4 × 1.812 inROSEVIET1002
Out of stock

Cracks and checks both faces.

b
Rosewood - Vietnamese
$150.1751.625 × 4 × 1.812 inROSEVIET1001
Out of stock

Cracks on one face one edge with some sapwood.

ab

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