Rosewood is a common name of species that are belonged to the genus Dalbergia. It is a hardwood with beautiful veining. Rosewood is better grown in tropical areas throughout the world. Therefore, there are many types of Rosewood in the world depending on its origin or distribution. Below are some examples.

  • Brazil: Dalbergia Nigra is best known as Brazilian Rosewood. This preeminent wood is greatly appreciated in the Western Worlds.
  • India: Dalbergia Sissoo is known as Indian Rosewood
  • Southeast Aisa: Dalbergia Ochinensis, พะยูง in Thai or "Trắc"/Cẩm Lai Nam Bộ for Vietnamese.
  • China: Dalbergia Odorifera,  降香黄檀 (Huanghuali) in Chinese.

Characteristics of all Rosewood types :

  • Rubbing and staining real Rosewood can achieve a very nice result due to its fine texture.
  • The wood can vary in colour from orange, yellow-red to deep purple with black. However, the colour tone is consistent throughout the whole tree. Real Rosewood has even tone without any white colour patches.
  • Rosewood is a fragrant wood type. It has quite an aromatic scent as it fits the name "Rosewood"
  • If gently knock the wood, the sound should be clear and vibrant.
  • These qualities make Rosewood a perfect material for making music instruments such as guitar, piano etc.


  • Common name(s) :  Sissoo, Sheesham
  • Scientific name :  Dalbergia Sissoo
  • Distribuition :  Northern India, Nepal, Pakistan
  • Tree size :  10 - 20 meter tall, 60 centimeter to 1 meter trunk diameter
  • Average dried weight :  770 kg per m3
  • Specific Gravity :  65 ( if the density of wood is less than 1, it will drift on the water )
  • Janka Hardness  :  1,660 lb ( 7,380 N ) - the amount of pounds-force (lb) or Newtons (N) required to imbed a .444" (11.28mm) diameter steel ball into the wood to half the ball's diameter.
  • Elastic Modulus :  10.40 GPa ( a measurement of the ratio of stress placed upon the wood until the wood is deformed ) vs. steel : 200 GPa ( as an example to compare ).
  • These facts qualify Rosewood a durable and hard wood. Rosewood is more precious for its longevity through time.
  • Colour :  Sapwood is the living outermost  portion of a woody stem or branch, while heartwood is the dead inner wood which often comprises the majority of stem's cross-section. Heartwood can vary from a golden brown to darker reddish brown. The colour of sapwood is yellow to white which makes it totally easy to distinguish.
  • Grain :  The grain direction is usually straight. It has a medium to coarse texture, so it is easy to be rubbed.
  • Rot Resistance :  Durable to very durable
  • Odour :  Fragrant like other Rosewoods
  • Pricing :  Almost same as teak
  • Common uses :  Verneer, musical instruments ( percussion ), furniture, flooring, boatbuilding and carving.


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