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Botanical Name

Dalbergia decipularis: Dalbergia frutescens

Other Names

Brazilian Tulipwood, Jacaranda Rosa, Pau de Fuso, Pinkwood, Tulipwood

Main Color Group

Pink

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

60

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

970

Janka Hardness - LBF

2500

Janka Hardness - Newtons

11120

Tulipwood is one of the most coveted and seldom-seen of all (Dalbergia genus) rosewood species. The trees are very small in stature, thus, obtaining long, wide boards is quite rare — and, when found undefective, sell at a premium. It is much more commonly found in smaller, craft-sized pieces. Finding any available boards in widths of 5″ or more is uncommon.

Its heartwood is cream to salmon colored, highlighted by striping which can be any combination of red, violet, purple, pink and rose hues. The sapwood is pale yellow to a very pale yellowish white. Heartwood color gradually fades with continued UV ray exposure.

Tulipwood is typically straight-grained, although grains can also be wavy or (infrequently) irregular. The wood has a high natural oil content and is quite dense, which makes working it an often-difficult prospect. Despite being rather grainy and pourous, it sands very smooth, revealing a pleasing natural luster.

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Sustainability: This species is listed in CITES Appendix II, but not yet on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, inlay work, marquetry, turnery, bandings, jewelry boxes, archery bows, pool cues, various musical instrument applications and small specialty items. Rarely (but occasionally) seen in furniture, also.

Comments: There is some confusion surrounding this wood, as many have confused it with Tulip Poplar (which is indigenous to North America). It has also been misidentified as also originating from the Dalbergia Frutescens tree by many sources / authorities, after originally being miscategorized as a non-Dalbergia (“Physocalymma Scaberrima”).

Finding any sizable boards is pretty rare in the US, especially ones without some sort of significant defect. Its supply is inconsistent, at best, due not only to the very small tree size, but also to a very limited natural range (exclusive to Northeastern Brazil).

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionprice_hsort
Tulipwood - Prime
$68.7531.75 x 2.812 x 0.875 inTULP1047
Out of stock

Small crack one edge.

68.75
Tulipwood - Prime
$92.8331 x 3.5 x 0.875 inTULP1046
Out of stock

Clear two face.

92.83
Tulipwood - Prime
$68.3426.625 x 3 x 0.875 inTULP1045
Out of stock

Wane on one end one edge.

68.34
Tulipwood - Prime
$43.2125.25 x 2 x 0.875 inTULP1044
Out of stock

Beautiful color contrast.

43.21
Tulipwood - Prime
$74.1424.687 x 3.9 x 0.875 inTULP1043

Wane on one edge.

74.14
Tulipwood - Prime
$62.8824.5 x 3.75 x 0.875 inTULP1042
Out of stock

Crack on one end.

62.88
Tulipwood - Prime
$98.0932.875 x 3.875 x 0.875 inTULP1041
Out of stock

Small hole one edge.

98.09
Tulipwood - Prime
$48.3428.25 x 2 x 1.062 inTULP1040
Out of stock

Clear two face.

48.34
Tulipwood - Prime
$131.4560.25 x 3.1875 x 0.812 inTULP1039
Out of stock

Sligh bow in board. Width tapers 3.1875″ – 4.312″.

131.45
Tulipwood - Prime
$143.2655.125 x 3.375 x 0.875 inTULP1038
Out of stock

Small knot both faces.

143.26
Tulipwood - Prime
$105.7141.187 x 3.75 x 0.875 inTULP1037
Out of stock

Crack one end and check one face.

105.71
Tulipwood - Prime
$42.0324.562 x 2 x 0.875 inTULP1036
Out of stock

Clear two face.

42.03
Tulipwood - Prime
$73.3331.9 x 2.687 x 0.875 inTULP1035
Out of stock

Beautiful piece.

73.33
Tulipwood - Prime
$55.8428.375 x 2.875 x 0.875 inTULP1034
Out of stock

Cracks one end with checks one face.

55.84
Tulipwood - Prime
$43.1629.5 x 1.9 x 0.875 inTULP1033
Out of stock

Knot on one face.

43.16
Tulipwood
$179.5748 x 5.5 x 0.687 inTULP1032
Out of stock

Small cracks on both ends

179.57
Tulipwood
$111.4927.9 x 5.875 x 0.875 inTULP1031
Out of stock

Small check on both ends.

111.49
Tulipwood
$209.9057 x 6.5 x 0.8 inTULP1030

Heart defect with crack on one face. More sap and live edge on other face

209.9
Tulipwood
$133.8452.5 x 4.5 x 0.8 inTULP1029
Out of stock

Checks both ends. 2 knots one face. One knot other face.

133.84
Tulipwood
$87.4845.75 x 3.75 x 0.8 inTULP1028
Out of stock

Almost all sap on one face. Small end checks. Live edge one edge

87.48
Tulipwood
$128.8970 x 3.25 x 0.8 inTULP1027
Out of stock

Nice one face. Small end check. 3 defects on reverse face.

128.89
Tulipwood
$150.7066.5 x 4 x 0.8 inTULP1026
Out of stock

Small crack on one face. Some sap.

150.7
Tulipwood
$78.1846 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1025

Crack and a lot of sap on one face. Other face good.

78.18
Tulipwood
$118.7664.5 x 3.25 x 0.8 inTULP1024

One live edge. All sap on one face with few cracks. Other face clear.

118.76
Tulipwood
$72.8064.25 x 2 x 0.8 inTULP1023

One live edge. More sap on one face.

72.8
Tulipwood
$85.5345.75 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1022
Out of stock

Small end check one end. Bit of sap on one face.

85.53
Tulipwood
$80.9463.5 x 2.25 x 0.8 inTULP1021

Small end checks. More sap on one face than other. One live edge.

80.94
Tulipwood
$203.0859.25 x 5.5 x 0.8 inTULP1020
Out of stock

Live edges. Small check one end. Sappy one face.

203.08
Tulipwood
$121.8153.75 x 4 x 0.8 inTULP1019

Live edges. Sappy one face with sap cracks.

121.81
Tulipwood
$124.2579.75 x 2.75 x 0.8 inTULP1018

Cracking near sap edge.

124.25
Tulipwood
$142.3467 x 3.75 x 0.8 inTULP1017

Live edges. One face sappy with crack through sap

142.34
Tulipwood
$130.6661.5 x 3.75 x 0.8 inTULP1016

Small checks each end. Crack on edge near one end.

130.66
Tulipwood
$304.9772.5 x 6.75 x 0.8 inTULP1015

Small end checks one end. Sappy one face. Other face good. Live edges

304.97
Tulipwood
$133.8467.5 x 3.5 x 0.8 inTULP1014

Defects along one edge on one face. Other face has small end check. Live edges

133.84
Tulipwood
$99.5070.25 x 2.5 x 0.8 inTULP1013

Live edges. Checks both ends

99.5
Tulipwood
$71.2845.75 x 2.5 x 0.8 inTULP1012
Out of stock

Defect at one end.

71.28
Tulipwood
$149.5760 x 4 x 0.8 inTULP1011
Out of stock

One live edge.

149.57
Tulipwood
$243.0465 x 6 x 0.8 inTULP1010
Out of stock

3 cracks

243.04
Tulipwood
$218.5163.75 x 5.5 x 0.8 inTULP1009
Out of stock

Live edges. Few holes on good face. Sappy on other face with end checks and hole

218.51
Tulipwood
$88.3447.25 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1008
Out of stock

Live edge and sap on one edge. Good board

88.34
Tulipwood
$145.8378 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1007
Out of stock

One knot and cracks on one face.

145.83
Tulipwood
$96.7551.75 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1006
Out of stock

Small knot on one face.

96.75
Tulipwood
$185.4059.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inTULP1005

Small checks both ends. Sappy one face.

185.4
Tulipwood
$102.8355 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1004

Max width 3.2″. Min 2″.Small end check. Large defect one end.

102.83
Tulipwood
$315.4967.5 x 7.5 x 0.8 inTULP1003
Out of stock

Live edges. Defect near one end. Small end checks.

315.49
Tulipwood
$210.6452 x 6.5 x 0.8 inTULP1002

Good face has defect one end and two small knots. Reverse face several defects and a crack

210.64
Tulipwood
$77.7645.75 x 3 x 0.8 inTULP1001
Out of stock

One live edge. Sappy on one face with small knot

77.76

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