Rio Rosewood Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Rio Rosewood, also referred to as Jacaranda, occurs in eastern Brazilian forests from the State of Bahia to Rio de Janeiro. Since it was exploited for a longtime, Rio Rosewood is no longer abundant.
The heartwood of Rio Rosewood varies with respect to color, through shades of brown, red, and violet, and it is irregularly and conspicuously streaked with black. It is sharply demarcated from the white sapwood and many kinds of rosewood are distinguished locally on the basis of prevailing color.
The texture of Rio Rosewood veneer is coarse and the grain is generally straight. The heartwood has an oily or waxy appearance and feel, and its odor is fragrant and distinctive.