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Kingwood

Dalbergia cearensis
Also known as |
Brazilian Kingwood
Kingwood Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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.

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

Why We Love This Wood

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.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupReddish
    Grain Pattern Figured
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF6.3
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31200
    Janka Hardness - LBF3340
    Janka Hardness - N17240
    Pricing

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    Price

    Kingwood-Rustic-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
    Rustic
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    50
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    no
    Kingwood-Rustic-5/4Lumber

    5/4 Lumber

    Rustic
    bf
    50
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Rustic-6/4Lumber

    6/4 Lumber

    Rustic
    bf
    50
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Rustic-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    Rustic
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    50
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Rustic-10/4Lumber

    10/4 Lumber

    Rustic
    bf
    50
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Rustic-12/4Lumber

    12/4 Lumber

    Rustic
    bf
    50
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Select&better-4/4Live-edgedboards

    4/4 Live-edged boards

    Select & better
    bf
    110
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Select&better-6/4Live-edgedboards

    6/4 Live-edged boards

    Select & better
    bf
    110
    bf
    no
    Kingwood-Select&better-4/4-6/4Boule(wholeboule)

    4/4 – 6/4 Boule (whole boule)

    Select & better
    bf
    95
    bf
    no

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    KING1096_1

    $20.16

    KING1096
    .88" x 2.44" x 23.44"

    Cracks. Defects on edge.

    KING1095_1

    $26.96

    KING1095
    .88" x 3" x 23.25"

    Cracks. Defect on edge.

    KING1094_1

    $30.58

    KING1094
    .81" x 2" x 38.63"

    Cracks. Skip planed.

    KING1093_1

    $35.68

    KING1093
    .88" x 2.63" x 35.13"

    Cracks.

    KING1092_1

    $49.19

    KING1092
    .88" x 3.75" x 37.5"

    Cracks. Defects on edge.

    KING1091_1

    $39.36

    KING1091
    .88" x 2.94" x 38.69"

    Cracks. Knots. Defect on edge.

    KING1090_1

    $46.54

    KING1090
    .88" x 3" x 44.75"

    Cracks. Skip planed.

    KING1089_1

    $66.70

    KING1089
    .88" x 4.19" x 43.5"

    Cracks. Worm tracks. Knots. Unique figure and color.

    KING1088_1

    $76.80

    KING1088
    .88" x 3.75" x 46.5"

    Cracks. Great figure and color.

    KING1087_1

    $42.68

    KING1087
    .81" x 3.44" x 36"

    Cracks. Surface defects. Skip planed.

    KING1086_1

    $51.97

    KING1086
    .88" x 3.31" x 44.44"

    Cracks. Defect on edge.

    KING1085_1

    $66.77

    KING1085
    .88" x 3.81" x 41.88"

    Cracks. Light chatoyance. Knots.

    KING1084_1

    $38.14

    KING1084
    .88" x 2.69" x 32.63"

    Checks. Width tapers to 2” at end.

    KING1083_1

    $43.19

    KING1083
    .88" x 3" x 37.06"

    Cracks.

    KING1082_1

    $39.72

    KING1082
    .88" x 3.5" x 32.31"

    Cracks. Defect on edge.

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    Other Species

    Kosso

    Gorgeous colors and grain patterns have resulted in the exploitation of this beautiful species for use in production of “Hongmu” furniture.  It looks similar in appearance to Kiaat/Muninga, another member of the Pterocarpus genus.  We only have a few hundred BF of this endangered species left and don’t expect to get any more when it runs out.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, inlay, knife handles, specialty items
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    Osage Orange - Argentine

    This South American species is closely related to the domestic Osage Orange. 

    The lumber it yields is typically a bit cleaner with less defects. 

    It is pretty hard and dense making it tough on tools, but it turns and finishes well.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, carving, crafting, inlay, specialty items
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    Tamarind - Spalted

    Spalted Tamarind comes from South East Asia.   The decay/spalting gives the wood awesome spiderweb type patterns that add character and excitement to its appearance.  The spalting is most prevalent in the sapwood which is prone to attack from bugs and fungus which cause it.

    It is moderately difficult to work, but turns and finishes well.  Sometimes the rot is more endemic than is obvious from looking at the surface of the lumber result in some wastage (lost pieces).

    Take care to use good dust collection and a dust mask, as the fungal spores add more to the air than dust alone.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, inlay, specialty items, turnings
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    Chakte Viga

    This vibrant Central American wood can features primary colors ranging from orange to golden brown (with gold, red and sometimes even green accent coloration). It is thought to be the closest relative to Brazilwood (famous for its use in stringed-instrument bows), and Chakte Viga shares many of the same acoustic properties. Grains are straight, but sometimes interlocked — otherwise, this wood works easily, and finishes well. It has a fine texture and excellent natural luster. Sap is a pale off-white to pale yellow.

    Chakte Viga is a wood that has been starting to emerge from relative obscurity over the last decade or so, being one of the lesser-known and -demanded woods from the tropical Central America region. We feel it has a huge untapped potential as a guitar tonewood, as well as in fine furniture production in the US. The wood has some very subtle aesthetics, sometimes exhibiting a 3D-like shimmering chatoyance after being finished with clear lacquer.

    Common Uses:
    fine furniture, furniture, inlay, turnings
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    Common Uses
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    Longhi

    Longhi is an African wood with similar working properties to its more well-known cousin, Anegre. Its color varies from a greyish-white to beige to pinkish-brown color, which slightly darkens with age and UV-ray exposure. Its generally light appearance makes sapwood difficult to distinguish. Its grains are typical straight (though occasionally interlocked) and its texture ranges between fine and medium-fine. It can sometimes possess mottled or subtle tiger-striped figuring.

    The wood must be carefully dried, as it is susceptible to fungus. It is considered to be moderately durable, and moderately stable. Longhi has a solid strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it a popular choice for flooring and decking.

    Common Uses:
    cabinetry, decking, flooring, furniture
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    longhi
    Birch - Yellow

    Heartwood can vary from pale yellow to a light, muted reddish brown; sapwood is grayish-white. There are many species of Birch, worldwide; it is one of the most popular woods, ironically, for both veneer and utility applications. Figured pieces are the more desirable for veneer, with wide, dramatic curly figuring (similar to Cherry) decorating the surface.

    American Birch works easily — it turns, glues and finishes well — although most boards have very little natural luster. It’s a versatile wood that can be used for a number of different applications, but it needs to be protected, as the wood will decay when exposed to the elements. (… and if left unprotected will rot.)

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, crafting, flooring, furniture
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    Common Uses
    birch-yellow
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