SCIENTIFIC NAME: Guibourtia Coleosperma

COMMON NAME: African Rosewood

The grain of Rosewood is interlocked, texture medium to fine. Naturally very durable. Rosewood is highly resistant to abrasion and well-suited to flooring. Very little movement in service.


COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe

ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Generally secure within its natural habitat. Some sustainably managed source in Africa.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Red, reddish brown with some purple streaks. Mellows to a darker hue.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: White and yellow, clearly differentiated from the heartwood.

WORKING PROPERTIES: Finishing qualities rated as good. Glues and planes well with some care. Difficult to work with hand tools. Excellent polishing results.


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