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Pearwood (African) (Botanical: Baillonella toxisperma)

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Pearwood (African) By The Numbers:

4.17
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
16.48% heavier than red oak
1160
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-10.08% softer than red oak
0.80
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
25.00% more dense than red oak

Pearwood (African) Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Pearwood (African) Wood Characteristics

Featuring an interlocking, yet straight, grain Pearwood is attractive and uniform. The surface often shows some slight figure or shimmer. The wood is extraordinarily stable and fine textured making it good for both machining and hand operations. However, the silica content in the wood dulls cutters and blades faster than other woods.
color of Pearwood (African)

Color Range

Pale yellow to tan with a slight pinkish tinge. Very evenly colored.
other names for Pearwood (African)

Other Names

Njabi, Adza, African pearwood, Dimpampi, Moabi, Pear Wood, Nigerian Pearwood
uses for Pearwood (African)

Some Typical Uses

Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Construction, veneer, Flooring, Furniture, Joinery, Joists, Parquet flooring, Turnery, Veneer, Fine Woodwork
the Pearwood (African) tree

What's the Tree Like?

An enormous tree that grows up to 200 feet tall and free of branches to 100 feet. Can be up to 10 feet in diameter. The Pearwood (African) tree grows in Africa; Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria
map of where this wood grows

Pearwood (African) Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$9.00 /ea.

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Pearwood (African) Hardwood Sample
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$12.99 /Board Feet

Buy Pearwood (African) 4/4 Lumber

Pearwood (African) 4/4 Lumber
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  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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Buy Pearwood (African) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Pearwood (African) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Buy Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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