Pau Rosa


Scientific Name: Bobgunnia fistuloides, B. madagascariensis
Location: small clusters winthin African Rainforest
Dried Weight: 64lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,940lbf
Crushing Strength: 13,450lbf /in2

Pau Rosa has a heartwood that varies from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish brown color which will darken with age. The sapwood is a white to pale yellow color.  The grain tends to be wavy or interlocked and it has a uniform medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Pau Rosa is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. Caution must be taken when drilling as wood has a tendency to burn.