Pau Rosa heartwood tends to vary in color from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish brown, with darker brown streaks common. Its color tends to darken with age. It is generally easy to work despite its density, though cutting resistance can be high, and the wood has a tendency to burn while being drilled. It planes fairly well despite having interlocked grain (typically only slightly interlocked). Turns, glues, and finishes well. Pau Rosa is one of only a handful of woods that have the potential of being nearly rainbow-colored; its appearance is reminiscent of Tulipwood or Canarywood. 1.5" x 1.5" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.