Pearwood (African) » Baillonella toxisperma

Why Pearwood (African)?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

4.17

lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.48% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1160

Janka Rating (?)
-10.08% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.8

Specific Gravity (?)
25.00% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Pearwood (African):

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Pearwood (African) Hardwood Sample
Pearwood (African) Hardwood Sample
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Pearwood (African) 4/4 Lumber
Pearwood (African) 4/4 Lumber
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$16.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Pearwood (African) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Pearwood (African) 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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  • Width: 3" to 8"
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

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Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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  • Width: 5" to 14"
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$400.00 /Pack

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