I have a project in mind that's going to require about 10 square feet of
rosewood veneer, and I'm
having something of a hard time finding sources.
Specifically, I'm having trouble finding sources of veneer that's about 30
inches long. Woodcraft,
Highland, and several other vendors sell East Indian rosewood in 3-sf packages,
all trimmed to 12"
lengths -- won't do. I need to be able to veneer pieces between 2 and 4 inches
wide, by about 28"
long, in one strip. Pretty much all I've been able to locate so far is either:
- rosewood in the aforementioned 12"-long pieces, or
- rosewood in FAR longer and wider strips (e.g. 9" x 6 feet), or
- rosewood 4x8 sheets, or
- not really rosewood -- one vendor is even advertising "Italian Rosewood",
whatever that is.
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. I'm leaning toward using
something that just
looks like rosewood, but I'd rather have something that really *is*
rosewood is my first choice.
Yes, I know that Brazilian rosewood, Dalbergia nigra, is CITES-listed. I'm not
looking for that.
Why is it so important to have real rosewood? I'm making a wedding present. My
wife and I know
both sets of parents, and our kids know both the bride and the groom. The groom
Indiana State University (the Sycamores), and the bride is a graduate of the
of Technology -- so I figured I'd make them something out of -- what else? --
rosewood. That's why it's important to find veneer that really *is*
not just something that
got the "rosewood" name stuck on it for marketing purposes. Like "Italian