Technical species specifications for Caribbean Rosewood Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Caribbean Rosewood Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Chechen, Chechem, Black Poisonwood
  • Description:
  • Janka Hardness: 2,250 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 990
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
  • About: Because of its density, natural luster, and beautiful coloration, this wood is sometimes referred to as Caribbean Rosewood though it is not a true Rosewood in the Dalbergia genus
  • Family: metopium brownei
  • Tree Characteristics: 50-115 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter
  • Geographic Area: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, N. Guatamala, Belize, SE Mexico
  • Color: Heartwood color is highly varied, with red, orange, and brown contrasted with darker stripes of blackish brown. Well defined sapwood is pale yellow
  • Photosensitivity: Color tends to shift to a darker reddish brown with age.
  • Luster: Good natural luster
  • Grain: Grain is usually straight, but may be wild or interlocked.
  • Texture: Uniform medium to fine texture
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Fairly easy to work, glues and finishes well.
  • Durability Rating:
  • Applications: veneer, furniture, cabinetry, flooring, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.

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