Rosewood Wood

Origin: South America, Southeast Asia, and Madagascar

Grain Type: Straight grain with medium-sized pores, some rosewood will have ‘spider webbing’ grain patterns in which the tree rings appear to overlap

Color: Rich brown to deep red, rosewood sapwood can be bright yellow if left unstained

Advantages: Incredibly dense wood and very durable, resists rot and water damage, finishes very well with all sorts of stains, capable of lasting for generations with the right level of care

Disadvantages: Due to conservation efforts around the globe, this wood is sometimes unavailable

Fun Rosewood Fact: This wood has an excellent tone and is often used in wood instruments