This wood has excellent fine grain and very attractive stripes. While is looks like and finishes like a genuine rosewood, it is not in the rosewood family. It is great to work, both as a turning and a furniture wood. The Bolivian government is allowing much less of the wood to leave the country in log form where it can be cut into turning stock. The wood is now becoming harder to get as quality turning blanks. Specific gravity is about .85 but occasionally is .75 to almost 1.0 .