SONOKELING (Dalbergia Latifolia) is also known as PALISANDRE or INDIAN ROSEWOOD, a very sought after hardwood.
Used for centuries from fine furniture making to all kinds of precious wood ornaments.
Also known as PALISANDRE or INDIAN ROSEWOOD, a very sought after hardwood. Used for centuries from fine furniture making to all kinds of precious wood ornaments. A dense hardwood with dark rich espresso shades of deep purple. Aged with time, the colors will blend more uniformly. The young sapwood of lighter color towards white provides a striking combination with the dark tones of its heartwood. Sonokeling is a highly sought after wood for the discerning few.
WOOD SPECIES DETAILS
NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Indian rose wood, Bombay blackwood (UK, USA);
Palissandre des indes, Palisandro de India (Spain);
Palissandro delle orientali, Palissandro dell india (Italy); Indisk palisander (Sweden);
Indisch palissander, Bombay palissander (Netherland); I
ndisches rosenholz (German); Shisham (India)
The tree can reach 30m in height and diameter can reach up to 100cm.
Heartwood tends to be a golden brown to purplish brown with darker brown streaks.
Has a medium texture and fairly small pores. The grains are usually narrowly interlocked.
Rated as very durable and resistance to termite but moderate resistance to insect attack.
800 – 900kg/m3
10, 870 Nm
MODULUS OF RUPTURE
MODULUS OF ELASTIC
Hard to work with hand tools and machining.
Fine furniture, flooring, veneers, musical instruments and carvings.