A close relative to other rosewood species like Cocobolo, Nicaraguan Rosewood has subtler tones that fit well with wood workers who prefer attenuated colors for a refined look. The Nicaraguan Rosewood, also known as Yucatan Rosewood, has a cinnamon brown color with thin slightly darker streaks in its grain. This wood is prized for its ease of turning and workability, unlike many of the other Rosewoods.
The Nicaraguan Rosewood’s grain is more porous and less oily, making it easier to finish and glue together. Its grain is mostly straight with a few interlocks in the board, making it an easy wood to machine and turn into beautiful wood projects.
Name: Nicaraguan Rosewood, Yucatan Rosewood
Weight: 3.75 lbs./bd.ft.
Janka Hardness: 1,210
Uses: Veneer, Turned Objects, Cabinetry, Furniture.