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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 24"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 24" Item #: 28270
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 24"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 24" Item #: 24884
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 5" x 24"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 5" x 24" Item #: 26852
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 48"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 48" Item #: 27229
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 48"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 3" x 48" Item #: 23749
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 5" x 48"
Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece, 1/4" x 5" x 48" Item #: 26524
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Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece-1/4" Thickness

Item #
GRP18592_2
Rating:
90% of 100

Also known as "Pau Ferro," Bolivian Rosewood features a deep, chocolate brown tone with hints of purple, interlaced with even darker brown or black growth lines. A dense, but easily worked species native to Central and South America, it has a scent reminiscent of Walnut. The grain varies from straight to irregular and the wood is oily to the touch. Often used for the curving sides of guitars, Bolivian Rosewood steam bends nicely and will take an exceptional finish. All boards are machined S4S, and are planed to 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses, relieving your planer of excess work. You also won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!


Lumber Details:

  • Common Names: Bolivian Rosewood, Morado, Pau Ferro.
  • Botanical Classification: Machaerium scleroxylon
  • Tree is Native To: Bolivia and Brazil.
  • Average Dried Weight: 53 lb/ft.
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.85
  • Texture ranges from coarse to fine.
  • Bolivian Rosewood requires pre-boring for fasteners.
  • The machinery dust from this species may cause severe skin irritation to persons with allergies.
(1) Bolivian Rosewood by the Piece-1/4" Thickness
More Information
Thickness 1/4"
Species Bolivian Rosewood
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Bolivian Rosewood
Beautiful piece. 3”x1/4” used for guitar fretboard. Looking forward to making the next.
April 16, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
rosewood
good wood for a nice price
May 28, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Deep rich color.
May 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent
Product was discounted because it was warped. I use this in small pieces to make business card holders.
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Added Apr 28, 2018
April 28, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Gorgeous wood. Glued to 3/4" plywood for a beautiful bar top in a 3/4 million dollar house. Walnut facing(also bought from Rockler). 600 grit, semi-gloss finish. Awesome
March 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
By far my most favorite wood. Love the color and grain
February 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent quality and grade
Excellent color,quality,some of the best I have ever bought
January 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Used it to make knife scale, my customer loved it.
December 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice wood.
I have not used this much but it works up well.
December 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Smoothly Finished, Extra Hard, Beautiful Grain
Excellent grain and color on this piece of wood. Rosewood is approximately three times as hard as red oak and is extremely strong. The piece from Rockler was very finely finished on the surface, making for little sanding period it takes only a tiny bit - if any at all - stain. All you really need to do, is put on your final finish or some oil.
Rosewood cup holder on the right. Pictured before spar polyurethane finish applied (sun protection).
Rosewood cup holder on the right. Pictured before spar polyurethane finish applied (sun protection).
March 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Added looks to my boxes
Ed L on Jul 6, 2018
shuttle project
William c on Jun 15, 2018
Added looks to my boxes
Ed L on Jul 6, 2018
Knife handles
Danny S on Jun 22, 2018
shuttle project
William c on Jun 15, 2018
Bought exotic figured wood for guitar fretboard
the S on Jun 7, 2018
Christmas Gift project
Donald H on Jun 7, 2018
beautiful wood
Charles D on Jun 4, 2018
Intarsia work
John D on May 14, 2018
Guitar pick guard to match the rest of the wood on there
Robert C on May 9, 2018
Love Rosewood
Con F on Apr 26, 2018
used in the interior of my semi truck
scott f on Apr 22, 2018
looking for new varieties of wood with different colors and textures to combing together making small objects.
mahku on Apr 21, 2018
Grain of wood
Troy L on Feb 22, 2018
for ukulele
ROBERT W on Nov 27, 2017
I have some projects that I want to try out this wood with
Gary W on Nov 2, 2017
needed to make various guitar parts
Carmelo C on Aug 23, 2017
special wood projects
Kathy D on Jun 2, 2017
Intarsia
David H on May 6, 2017
Liked the description of the wood
Steve U on Mar 27, 2017
Traditional guitar fingerboard material for Cigar Box Guitar.
Michael H. A on Feb 17, 2017
Absolutely beautiful wood for my small projects.
Gary D on Feb 14, 2017
Knife scales...worked great...a little brittle
Blair L on Feb 6, 2017
special project
Dennis M on Nov 21, 2016
I wanted it too
James P on Oct 24, 2016
cigar box guitar fretboard and price and sale
the S on Oct 22, 2016
pretty
william h on Oct 11, 2016
Very nice wood
Kimberly M on Sep 17, 2016
For the state quarters maps I am making.
Gerard B on Aug 1, 2016
Guitar fret board
Ronald Lee M on Jul 18, 2016
I need accent wood for a piece I'm making
Robert L on Jun 30, 2016
Glue up
lathenewbie on Jun 20, 2016
knife handles
Bruce G on May 23, 2016
using to make customer inlays.
Chance B on May 8, 2016
I certainly learned something with this wood. I wanted to do some inlay work with this. The problem is the oil in this wood. It took about 3 weeks to dry and the inlay brought the oil to the surface so it stained the wood.
Kevin U on May 8, 2016
Ordered to see if it works for me. It doesn't.
Milt J on Apr 16, 2016
knife handles
Vincent F on Mar 12, 2016
Milled to dim of projects, had purchased wood from Rockler before and am well satisfied with there product.
Dean on Dec 14, 2015
because of the width. would like to see it in a wider width.
Edward H on Nov 27, 2015
Paid wood burning project - accents
Dennis H on Nov 12, 2015
To carve custom handgun grip inserts!
Justin P on Nov 12, 2015
Very nice looking wood for a box lid I was making. Shellac finished it and it looked great.
Bob H on Oct 31, 2015
lid on a fancy box
James Joseph W on Oct 28, 2015
Unusual wood
James F on Oct 22, 2015
it's ideal for wood projects..
Roger W on Jul 25, 2015
Needed it for a 4x5 field camera I am building from scratch.
L O on Jun 12, 2015
I need it
Mike C on Jun 7, 2015
I needed a dark hard wood to make guitar pickup rings.
Robert M on May 26, 2015
pretty
Lynn B on May 6, 2015
Knife handles
Danny S on Jun 22, 2018
Bought exotic figured wood for guitar fretboard
the S on Jun 7, 2018
Can this type of wood be used to make a range hood cover?
b w on Jul 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. I am using the wood for guitar fretboards and it is great for that. The Bolivian Rosewood has very beautiful grain and is many guitar makers go to choice for acoustic bodies and fretboards, since Brazilian Rosewood is now very very difficult to get and is expensive.
i need bolivian rosewood cut approx. 1" x 11" x 60" to match stair treds I purchased on closeout. Is this a possibility or a pipe dream?
crooked6p on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Possible but very expensive. You need to find 1" rosewood at a specialty lumber store. Rockler might have it at individual stores.
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