Afromosia // Pericopsis elata

Afromosia lumber wood, Pericopsis elata lumber for woodworking
"What a beautiful wood! The attractive ribbon grain with a teak-brown color gives a luxurious look to your projects. Great for outdoor furniture, 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.
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.
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.
Afromosia grows in Africa
map of where Afromosia grows


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


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


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