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Rosewood is an extremely hard wood worked by only the most accomplished craftsmen to reveal the deep beautiful grain. Available in a range of colours shown below plus black.


3 levels of finish are available in each colour:


1. Traditional deep polish,  to reveal the full beauty of the wood. Most photos on the site show this finish.

2. Satin, with a lower level of polish, more restrained and subtle, wax or oil will enhance the grain. CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE

3. Coarse, an open grained satin finish with various imperfections, giving texture to the surface and simulating a distressed antique look, oiling or waxing will enhance the finish . CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE

2

Rosewood colour No 2 is obtained in selected timbers in the natural natural colour of Chinese rosewood when polished.  To achieve this colour regularly the timber needs careful selection as much of the tree may be a deeper red colour.

Colour 2 equates to a range of different woods including Yew, Cherry, antique Mahogany and Teak.

3L

Rosewood colour No 3L is stain no 3 ‘light’, this is a light red mahogany colour showing the grain of the wood and which mellows with age. Depending on the amount of natural light received it loses a little of it’s redness, toning in well with antique hardwood furniture.  A redder version of this finish is also available.

3

Rosewood colour No 3 is a deep red mahogany colour which mellows with age. Depending on the amount of natural light received it loses a little of it’s redness, toning in well with antique hardwood furniture.

4L

Rosewood colour 4L is stain no 4 ‘light’. This is a light brown ‘walnutty’ colour showing the grain of the  wood which combines well with many different hardwoods & is often used as a contrast with colour 2 in the same piece of furniture.

4

Rosewood colour 4 is a  brown ‘walnutty’ colour which combines well with many different hardwoods & is often used as a contrast with colour 2 in the same piece of furniture.

Ash

Ash is a light almost greyish pink when newly worked, but matures to a mellow golden colour with age. Beautiful grain patterns on panels, also far lighter in weight than the dense rosewoods.  Gives many traditional designs a clean contemporary feel.

Wood and Colours