Rosewood:

Rosewood is a characteristically dark, highly grained wood from trees. This wood has been traditionally prized for fine woodworking and musical instruments for centuries.

Rosewoods range in color from rich red to very dark brown. Older trees often have a rich aroma,
The smell is reminiscent of roses, which explains the name.

These woods have been prized historically because they have a close, dense grain which makes them extremely strong and durable.

Rosewood also takes polish very well, and it holds up to a range of uses, from flooring to cabinetry. Rosewood furniture may be left lightly waxed or unfinished, or it may be heavily varnished and polished to give it a more finished look.