Tornillo wood, also known as tornillo rosa or pink trumpet wood, is a hardwood species native to South America, primarily found in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The wood is prized for its attractive pink to reddish-brown color, fine texture, and straight grain.
Tornillo wood is commonly used in the production of high-end furniture, flooring, cabinetry, and decorative veneers. It is also used in the construction of musical instruments, particularly for the back and sides of acoustic guitars. The wood is known for its stability and durability, making it a popular choice for outdoor applications such as decking and siding.
However, like many exotic hardwoods, the harvesting and trade of tornillo wood has been associated with environmental concerns, including deforestation and habitat loss. It is important to ensure that the wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests and that its trade is regulated to prevent illegal logging and the exploitation of local communities