Tulipwood heartwood is streaked with yellows, reds, oranges, and pinks. Tulipwood color and figure can be highly variegated. It tends to be difficult to work due to its high density and also has a blunting effect on cutters. It can be difficult to glue due to an abundance of natural oils and high density. Tulipwood turns very well and takes a high polish. Common uses include veneer, fine furniture, inlay, marquetry, musical instruments (percussion), and small turned objects. Tulipwood is a true rosewood belonging to the Dalbergia genus. Pen Blank approx. 5/8" - 3/4" square x 5" - 6" long.