Rosewood is the rarest and finest wood of all. We carefully source the best species of rosewood available anywhere in the world, allowing us to give each piece an individual character that exudes boldness, strength, and unparalleled elegance.
Rosewood incorporates the most beautiful heartwood, covering shades of golden orange to greenish-black which is found intermingled among shadier layers in either an interlocked or straight pattern, depicting a stunning ribbon. The magnificent heartwood also characterizes it, varying in hue from golden, orange, red and deep brown to green and black. The heartwood is interspersed with darker streaks in a straight or sometimes a linear interlocked pattern, giving off an almost ribbon-like appearance.
In contrast to other woods, rosewood has resistance when it comes to root diseases. This immunity slows down decay and termite attacks which means that it does not need any preservative treatment.
Our rosewood belongs to the original Dalbergia Sissoo genus and comes from Pakistan, which stands for qualities such as power and longevity. This genus of rosewood is akin to the Brazilian kind, and both these types are way better than the one from India because of the number of pores in it.
Rosewood is very rare and highly valuable, and at Boston Mills, our furniture is made up of the highest quality of 100% original solid rosewood.
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We carefully consider the aging process of rosewood with the assistance of master artisans to air-dry the rosewood, so it's ready for the sculpting process. Air drying is a natural and lengthier lumber drying process which allows the logs to dry evenly and with minimal natural cracking.
Before building the furniture, we divide and arrange each batch of rosewood into groups wherein the predominant colors, and the typical figure is similar. Our experts spend an extensive amount of time in this process to create harmony in every product.
The method of sculpting the rosewood is in itself a work of art. The master craftsmen go through this step-by-step process and carefully carve each piece of furniture by hand, and the entire process takes an average of 16 to 20 months.
Rosewood grows at an incredibly slow pace; it takes a tree 300 years to produce a piece of wood five inches thick.
Rosewood is a very heavy hardwood, meaning it is one of the few types of wood that sinks in water.
Rosewood comes in rich, colorful shades with finely grained patterns.