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December 2003 - Also known as rosewood, Rio or Bahia rosewood, jacaranda, pianowood, caviuna, obuina, and, palisander. Grows in Brazil. Hard and heavy, moderate to high strength and shock resistance, low stiffness, good steam bending, good stability in service, and excellent decay resistance Esteemed for centuries as one of the finest woods in the world for high-class furniture, cabinetry, and paneling. Also excellent for knife handles, brush backs, bowls, and other turned items. Other uses include piano cases, musical instrument fingerboards, billiard tables, levels, marquetry, and carving.