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Narra

Narra is a great hardwood that has yet to really catch on in the US, although its around if you know what to look for. It is used extensively in other parts of the world for home interiors, flooring, boats, and musical instrument parts. It generally has either yellow or red heartwood, the red being a bit harder and heavier than the yellow. Both take a beautiful polish especially when sawn for ribbon/bee's wing figure, as pictured. Narra burls are sold all over the world under the trade name Amboyna, and are highly prized.

Latin: Pterocarpus indicus
Location: Southeast Asia
Trees: up to 7ft diameter, 130 ft tall
Trade names: New Guinea Rosewood, Amboyna burl
Density: 41 lb/cubic ft