Scientific Name: Dalbergia cearensis
Location: Brazil
Dried Weight: 75lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 3,350lbf
Crushing Strength: not available


Kingwood has a heartwood that is dark purplish or reddish brown in color and it has a sapwood that is pale yellow in color. The grain is straight and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Kingwood is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its density and moderate blunting effect on cutters. It is difficult to glue due to the abundance of natural oils and it high density. The wood turns well and takes a high polish.