||Brazilian Tulipwood (Dalbergia frutescens)
||Also known as pau rosa, jacaranda rosa, pau de fuso, pinkwood, and bois de rose.
||Grows in Brazil.
||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.
||Very hard, heavy, compact, splintery wood. Low shock resistance, stiffness, and bending strength. Stable in use.
||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.
||Once used extensively for classical 18th century furniture; now used mainly for inlaying, marquetry, bandings, turnery, brush backs, and various decorative, fancy goods.