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Caribbean Rosewood Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Caribbean Rosewood (Metopium, browneii) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Chechen, Poison Wood.
Grown in: Belize / Mexico.
Caribbean Rosewood is one of the world’s most beautiful woods with a rosewood look that offers unique coloration and graining.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Caribbean Rosewood provides an extreme range of color variability. This wood ranges from cream colored, flame type, swirls on through to gold/orange highlights on top of a medium brown background with black striping.
Color Change: Caribbean Rosewood exhibits a medium degree of color change, with the muting of the color variation and some darkening over time.
Where to Use
Caribbean Rosewood may used both residentially or commercially wherever the signature look of this unique specie is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Caribbean Rosewood is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: World Woods.
See a list of all Caribbean Rosewood products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Caribbean Rosewood.
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