What is Sheesham?

What is Sheesham?

 

What is Sheesham?

 

Sheesham, also known by the names Dalbergia Sisso and Indian Rosewood, has been popping up all over the furniture world over the last couple of years. It’s no surprise to find out that this India-Native wood is popular due to its durability and unique beauty! The color ranges from golden brown to deep reddish brown with dark streaks of the grain, shining beautifully with a light polish.

 

Traditionally, Sheesham was mainly used in its native India for carving, which holds up incredibly well over time due to the wood’s hard, dense, and strong nature. Now, Sheesham has been naturalized in Africa, Australia, and the US, making it much more accessible to the rest of the world. Woodworkers love using it in cabinetry because it won’t warp or split, and it is less prone to fungus and dry-wood termites than most woods. Other than its durability, Sheesham is becoming popular in desks, cabinets, dining tables, side tables, and bookcases because it can turn a very simple design into a unique work of art.