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Species Description: Wood Species

Morado is known by many names.  Pau Ferro, Bolivian Rosewood and Morado are the most common.   The wood earned its “… Rosewood” nicknames (by which it is commonly known) because its colors and density are similar, which its medium brown base typically augmented by black streaks or grain lines, and sometimes even purple, tan and golden secondary hues, and sometimes a purplish tint, overall. Although it can have varying grains, straight-grained pieces are generally very easy to work, and the wood turns smoothly and finishes well. It is considered quite durable, although it can be subject to insect attack.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, musical instruments (in particular, guitars — both electric and acoustic), furniture, cabinetry, flooring, interior trim, turnings, and other small specialty wood objects.

Comments: Morado is a popular Brazilian Rosewood substitute and is thought to be about as similar in properties to rosewood as any non-Dalbergia-genus species possibly could be. Its grains are tighter than a typical rosewood specimen, and it is thought to have a more distinctly percussive taptone than that of Brazilian. It’s tonal response is said to have tight lows, present mids and a clear, singing high end response.

Despite the comparisons, it should be noted that the (much more prevalent) Machaerium-genus species of Pau Ferro has less density, hardness and weight than an average rosewood.

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Botanical Name

Caesalpinia echinata, Machaerium acutifolium, Machaerium scleroxylon

Other Names

Pau Ferro

Main Color Group

Reddish

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

54

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

870

Janka Hardness - LBF

1860

Janka Hardness - Newtons

8350

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Morado
R2,566.63184.2 × 19 × 2.4 cmMORAD1008
Weight 7.7 kg
Dimensions 184.2 × 19 × 2.4 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty board with surface checks.

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Morado
R1,682.70176.5 × 13 × 2.3 cmMORAD1007
Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions 176.5 × 13 × 2.3 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with some minor defects such as sapwood and a sufrace check.

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Morado
R1,283.32184.2 × 9.5 × 2.4 cmMORAD1006
Weight 3.85 kg
Dimensions 184.2 × 9.5 × 2.4 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Pretty board with surface checks.

a
Morado
R1,215.77184.2 × 9.9 × 2.3 cmMORAD1005
Weight 4.1 kg
Dimensions 184.2 × 9.9 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with minor defects such as surface checks ,crack and knots.

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Morado
R1,716.52184.3 × 12.7 × 2.3 cmMORAD1004
Weight 5.25 kg
Dimensions 184.3 × 12.7 × 2.3 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board with minor defects such as colour variation and a surface check.

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Morado
R1,587.59180.4 × 13.2 × 2.3 cmMORAD1003
Weight 5.25 kg
Dimensions 180.4 × 13.2 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with minor defects such as colour variation,knots and surface checks.

ab
Morado
R1,915.60164 × 14.6 × 2.3 cmMORAD1002
Weight 5.25 kg
Dimensions 164 × 14.6 × 2.3 cm
Grade

AAA

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board with a knot.

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Morado
R974.36144.7 × 10.1 × 2.4 cmMORAD1001
Weight 3.15 kg
Dimensions 144.7 × 10.1 × 2.4 cm
Grade

AB

Piece Type

Rough Sawn Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Nice board with minor defects such as sapwood and surface check.

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