Emanating From Asia, this unique species (though not a true rosewood) shares many of the same colors and working properties of the true Dalbergias. The wood ranges in color from warm oranges and reds to almost black streaks. The streaks are very defined, unlike many woods. The wood is a bit stringy on the edges when milled but sanding or scraping removes this with little effort. The wood is closed grained which makes finishing very simple compared to a porous open grained species. Borneo rosewood is ideal for large bowls, vessels, boxes, musical instruments, and other fine articles. This is one of our new favorites that is becoming popular quickly.