Rosewood is practically non-existent in our woodworking realm. Many of the trees are gone and the material, if located, is limited to very small dimensions. A 1x4, 5 feet long would be a quite normal size to expect to find. As a result, we would only use it as a veneer inlay or an accent on a piece of furniture. It is dense and hard and has a noticeable oily presence on its surface when machined.