Bhilwara - New Species, Koa Substitute!

Bhilwara - New Species, Koa Substitute!

Bhilwara, Albizia odoratissma, is a medium sized hardwood species from SE Asia that can also be known as Ceylon Rosewood, Black Siris, and Kali Siris.  Trees grow to a maximum height of 80 ft. and a maximum diameter of 48 to 55 inches. Bhilwara is one of the top nitrogen fixing species. It generally grows in the tropics but a few have been known to grow in temperate zones. The heartwood in Bhilwara wood is golden to dark brown/black with some alternating color stripes. It is a durable and dense hardwood that is good for woodworking projects as it works and finished well. It can be compared to Hawaiian Koa in look and workability.

3-7-17 Bhilwara

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