Latin name: Pterocarpus indicus
Also known as New Guinea Rosewood
Distribution: East Indies
Description: Heartwood varies from light yellow, through golden brown to brick red in color. The grain is wavy, interlocked or crossed and these irregularities give rise to mottle, fiddle back, ripple and curly effect of figure. The wood has a very distinct odor and the texture is moderately fine. (41 lb / ft3)
Working Properties: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools with little dulling effect on cutters. Can be nailed, screwed, glued and stained satisfactorily and takes a first class polish.