New Guinea Rosewood
(Pterocarpus indicus)

The beauty of timber

A carbon negative architectural design solution, whilst embracing biophilia

New Guinea Rosewood is highly sought after for use in furniture and joinery. Rosewood timber features a medium texture and a variable grain, which often contains ‘burrs’ highly prized for making furniture. The heartwood is sometimes either a golden brown color or a dark blood red.


Passed down through generations, is our focus on the sustainable supply of PEFC™ and FSC™certified timber. Modinex hand selects the highest grade logs from our supply partners, which are then sawn in close proximity to the sustainably managed forest to reduce transport emission. They are then further processed in our Queensland facilities new next generation energy efficient machinery.

Our strong partnership with forest owners in Australian & Canada for over 40 years, ensures a consistent supply of high quality PEFC™ certified timber. As part of Defining a Higher Standard® of forest stewardship our supply partners are continuing to grow mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations.  Since 2015, Modinex has held PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification which has been maintained for 8 years after passing regular audits. Chair of custody is essential in ensuring the responsible and sustainable harvesting and processing of timber and providing transparency to our clients.

Technical Facts

Botanical Name: Pterocarpus indicus
Species Category: Hardwood
Sustainable Certification Available: PEFC or FSC
Suitable for external use: Yes
Dry Density (Seasoned): 720kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 5.6kN
Durability Above Ground Class: Class 2
Indoor Group Fire Rating (AS 5637.1): Group 3
Indoor Group Fire Rating
(If Fireshield is applied):
Group 1
BAL Fire Rating (AS 15030.8.3): BAL19
AKA: Amboyna, Narra, Flame Rosewood