Brazilian Tulipwood

Name Brazilian Tulipwood (Dalbergia frutescens)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as pau rosa, jacaranda rosa, pau de fuso, pinkwood, and bois de rose.
Sources Grows in Brazil.
Appearance Typically interlocked, irregular grain with medium to fine texture. Very striking heartwood – straw colored with irregular streaks of shades of yellow rose, pink and violet. Fades with age.
Physical Props Very hard, heavy, compact, splintery wood. Low shock resistance, stiffness, and bending strength. Stable in use.
Working Props Very hard to work due to splintering and dulling effect on tools. Pre-drilling required for screwing or nailing. Glues well and polishes to a beautiful natural luster.
Uses Once used extensively for classical 18th century furniture; now used mainly for inlaying, marquetry, bandings, turnery, brush backs, and various decorative, fancy goods.