||Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis)
||Also known as violete, violetta, and violet wood.
||Grows in Brazil.
||Straight to finely roey grained with a fine, uniform texture, and bright luster. Rich, violet-brown heartwood streaked with golden yellow lines of varying darkness. Cream-colored sapwood.
||Very heavy, hard, strong and brittle with good decay resistance and stability in use.
||Works well (with sharp tools!) and pre-drilling required for screwing or nailing. Care needed in gluing due to waxy surface. Finishes to an exceptionally smooth, naturally waxy finish and develops a metallic sheen over time. In great demand for restoration and reproduction of antique furniture.
||Small size of tree and scarcity of supply generally restricts most uses to inlays, marquetry, turned articles, and sculpture.