Afrormosia Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) Shorts Pack 3/4" x 4-3/4" x 36"

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Afrormosia Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) Shorts Pack 3/4" x 4-3/4" x 36"

You'll be amazed at this absolutely beautiful selection of quarter sawn Afrormosia boards! 

With this pack of wood, you get:
  • 4 boards milled to 3/4" thick, a little wider than 4-3/4", and 36" long
  • Each straight line ripped on one edge
  • Free shipping (48 U.S)
It's the perfect amount of a gorgeous and unusual wood that you can try on a small decorative project with a unique punch

Why Choose Afromosia?
What a beautiful wood! The attractive ribbon grain with a teak-brown color gives a luxurious look to anything you make. Great for outdoor projects, Afrormosia makes a nice substitute for teak where that stability and water resistance is necessary. But it's also so gorgeous that you can use Afrormosia in any indoor project where you want a unique or elegant look. Expect a heavy and dense wood that cuts cleanly, and polishes up like nothing else!

What Size Is This?
Thickness 3/4"
Width 4-3/4"
Length 36"
Grade Clear shorts
Quantity 4 boards
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Afromosia (Pericopsis elata)

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Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1560

Janka Rating
20.93% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.69

Specific Gravity
7.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak

map of where Afromosia tree grows
Afromosia is an exotic wood from Africa

What a beautiful wood! The attractive ribbon grain with a teak-brown color gives a luxurious look to anything you make. Great for outdoor projects, Afrormosia makes a nice substitute for teak where that stability and water resistance is necessary. But it's also so gorgeous that you can use Afrormosia in any indoor project where you want a unique or elegant look. Expect a heavy and dense wood that cuts cleanly, and polishes up like nothing else!

color of Afromosia
Color Range
Brownish yellow with darker streaks, or crimson-brown with bands of golden brown.
the Afromosia tree
What's The Tree Like?
The unbuttressed trees attain heights of 160 feet (49 m). Boles are usually straight and are clear for about 100 feet (30 m). Trunk diameters can be 48 to 60 inches.
other names for Afromosia
Other Names
Afromosia, Assamela, Baracara, Bohala, Jatobahy do igapo, Kokriki, Kokrodua, Mekoe, Mohole, Obang, Ole, Olel Pardo, Peonio, Tento
uses for Afromosia
Some Typical Uses
Boat building, decorative veneer, desks, cabinetry and flooring.
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