Rosewood, Santos (Machaerium, scleroxlon)
Trade Names: Santos Rosewood
Origin: South America
Range: Brazil, Bolivia
Uses: Architectural woodwork, high class furniture making.
Properties: Brought on the market earlier as a substitute wood for Rio Rosewood, this wood has established itself today on the market as highly decorative furniture wood. The lighter and more distinctive the red coloring is, the more valuable the wood.
Machining: The wood can only be worked with difficulty due to the interlocking grain.
Seasoning: Careful drying is recommended as there is a great risk of checking.