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Pau Rosa
(select desired thickness)
(1 ¼")
1 slabs

Origin: Pau Rosa is grown in Eastern and Central Africa. It is also seen in Tanzania.

Color: Heartwood tends to vary in color from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish brown, with darker brown streaks common. White to pale yellow sapwood clearly demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken with age. Bobgunnia madagascariensis tends to be more on the reddish or orangish side, while B. fistuloides tends to be a more subdued brown.

Janka Hardness: 1440 (Hard)

Decay and Weather Resistance: Rated as very durable regarding decay resistance and is also resistant to insect attack. Pau Rosa has good weathering characteristics in outdoor applications.

Workability: Generally easy to work despite its density, though cutting resistance can be high, and the wood has a tendency to burn while being drilled. Planes fairly well despite having interlocked grain (typically only slightly interlocked). Turns, glues, and finishes well.

Uses: Veneer, carvings, furniture, turned objects, other small, specialty wood items.

Pau Rosa

We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.


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