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4/4 Rough Cut Bolivian Rosewood Lumber

This exotic wood from South America has many names; Morado, Pau Ferro, Bolivian Rosewood, or Santos Rosewood!

The closest wood species we carry to Rosewood is this Pau Ferro. A close match in colour, appearance, and even it's working properties - it's not surprise it often called Santos or Bolivian Rosewood.

It is most often used by luthiers or instrument makers but can also be used for flooring or cabinetry. 

Although these boards have been skipped dress to show colour and grain, they will still require some TLC and additional milling. If you would prefer to have the milling done for you - check out our S4S Bolivian Rosewood Lumber.

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type. 

  • 7/8" thick
  • 4", 5" or 9" wide
  • 24" or 36" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough Cut Lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough Cut Lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x 6" x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.


S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term “surfaced” or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Width: 4"
Length: 36"
Original price $24.95 - Original price $74.95
Original price
$24.95 - $74.95
Current price $24.95

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michael Reddin (Clovis, US)
My go-to source for exotic wood

I'm a repeat customer. Beautiful Bolivian rosewood at a reasonable price. I'll be back.

Dave Anderson (Greater Sudbury, CA)
Stunning wood

I ordered 3 rough boards of the Bolivian Rosewood and was thrilled with what I received. Beautiful grain and color was much better than expected. I've ordered wood here 3 times and have not been disappointed yet.

Justin Bartlett (Denver, US)
Great product, great service

Kjp was right on the spot for what i needed. Price and shipping was excellent.