Common Name(s): Honduran Rosewood, Honduras Rosewood
Scientific Name: Dalbergia stevensonii
Distribution: Belize (British Honduras)
Tree Size: 50-100 ft (15-30 m) tall, 3 ft (1 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 64 lbs/ft3 (1,025 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .82., 1.03
Janka Hardness: 2,200 lbf (9,790 N)
Honduran Rosewood’s grain lines are unusually tight and straight (though sometimes wavy or interlocked). The color ranges from a medium tan to a brownish brick red color, medium brown (sometimes with a purplish tint) or even a medium to dark burgundy, with occasional dark brown or black ink lines. Due to the wood’s density and high oil content, it can be difficult to cut, machine and glue, but this makes it great for jewelry.