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Kingwood Title
Origin of Wood Type:
South America
Botanical Name:
Dalbergia cearensis
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Violet- Brown- Gold
Rarity / Availability: (?):

Extremely Rare

Typical Avg. Width:
1" to 8"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 7' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Musical Instruments, Knife Handles, Box Making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Antique Restoration, Veneer, and other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better, Flitch, Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Violet Wood, Violetta, Bois Violet


Kingwood a true member of the rosewood family from Brazil. The heartwood is purple and rose with white sapwood. This is one of the finest members of the dalbergia family that also includes Brazilian Rosewood and Tulipwood. These are members of the rosewood family that don’t lose their colors as they oxidize. Usually not found in wide or long material, its best uses are parts for musical instruments, knife handles, cue sticks and inlays.
*Dense wood, specific gravity is higher than 1.2
*Extremely tight grain
*Holds its color
*Used for fine veneers

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