Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterFeaturing 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 RangePale yellow to tan with a slight pinkish tinge. Very evenly colored.
Other NamesNjabi, Adza, African pearwood, Dimpampi, Moabi, Pear Wood, Nigerian Pearwood
Some Typical UsesCabinetmaking, Carvings, Construction, veneer, Flooring, Furniture, Joinery, Joists, Parquet flooring, Turnery, Veneer, Fine Woodwork
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
4.17lbs /Bd. Ft.
1160Janka Rating (?)
0.8Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Pearwood (African):
Ease of Finishing