Bolivian Rosewood Countertops

Grothouse Bolivian Rosewood Countertops
Bolivian Rosewood Countertops by Grothouse

Bolivian Rosewood Countertops are beautifully exotic and are gaining popularity in the design community. Also called Morado, Bolivian Rosewood is grown in Bolivia, Brazil. It is a very dense and rich colored wood beautiful with black striping on top of a dark brown and red background. Bolivian Rosewood Countertops offer a wide range of colors from medium to light browns and almost black brown and purple tones, there is repeated black striping. The color of the wood lightens over time from dark brown tones to lighter gold/tan tones. Bolivian Rosewood Countertops are suitable for any application, residential and commercial.

Designing Bolivian Rosewood Countertops

Bolivian Rosewood can be crafted in any construction style: End Grain, Edge Grain, or Flat Grain. The most popular construction style for Bolivian Rosewood is End Grain.

End Grain countertops are typically referred to as Butcher Blocks. The Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block is not your typical butcher block wood. It offers elegance not typically associated with butcher blocks. Below is an image of a Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block.

Bolivian Rosewood Countertop Butcher Block by Grothouse
Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block by Grothouse

Donna Venegas of Venegas and Company LLC designed the Bolivian Rosewood Countertop pictured below. This butcher block has graining and coloration like no other wood.

Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block by Venegas and Company LLC
Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block designed by Venegas and Company LLC

Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Blocks often reveal Medullary rays. Medullary rays are a common characteristic found in woods. Medullary rays refer to radial sheets or ribbons extending vertically through the tree across and perpendicular to the growth rings. Also called pith rays or wood rays, these formations of primarily parenchyma cells allow the radial transmission of sap. At a glance, they often appear to be a crack in the wood, but are a natural occurrence that permits proper tree growth. See the photo below. The arrows point to the rays. Below is an image of Medullary rays on a Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block.

Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block with Medullary rays
Bolivian Rosewood Butcher Block with Medullary rays

Bolivian Rosewood Countertops can also be crafted in Edge Grain or Flat Grain construction. Below is an Edge Grain Bolivian Rosewood Countertop. The countertop has a classic Standard Roman Ogee Edge Profile on the top of one horizontal edge.

Bolivian Rosewood Countertop crafted in Edge Grain Construction
Bolivian Rosewood Countertop crafted in Edge Grain Construction

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