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Pau Rosa Aniba duckei

ROSEWOOD SUBSTITUTE WITH PINK COLORS
Pau rosa is a name associated with many other species, including Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), Brazilian tulipwood (D. frutescens) and various laurels (Laurus species). It is also the name of an evenly pink lumber from Mozambique. Studying the end-grain of this pan rosa reveals a spectrum of golds, reds, purples and dark browns. With a straight grain that gently waves, pan rosa has an even but coarse texture and inconsistent color. It is very much in the rosewood style of lumber, with swirling shapes on crown-cut faces or edges, and clear lines of varying width on quartersawn cuts.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Type Tropical hardwood
Other names Brazilian louro, louro rosa
Similar species A. rosaeodora Sources Brazil
Color Varies, from gold to red to purple and very dark brown
Texture Even but medium-coarse
Grain Straight with slight wave
Hardness Hard
Weight Heavy (51 lb./cu. ft.) (820 kg/cu. m)

AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Some lists show A. duckei as being endangered. We have found no certified supplies. It may only be available at specialist yards, but is unlikely to be expensive.
A. rosaeodora is thought to be endangered in most South American countries, because of rosewood oil extraction.




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