Project Description

Santos, in the length

Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay

Trade name

Santos or Santos Rosewood

Main regions of origin

Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay

Character, description

Put on the market earlier as a substitute for Rio rosewood, this wood has found its place on the very decorative furniture wood market. The lighter and more distinctive the red colouring, the greater the value of the wood. The wood is difficult to process due to its interwoven grain. Careful drying is recommended. Surface treatment can also be difficult because of the oil content of the wood and its discolouring in time. Gluing may be problematic because of the high oil content.


Cabinet making, fittings, musical instruments



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