Afromosia // Pericopsis elata

Afromosia lumber wood, Pericopsis elata lumber for woodworking
"Often used as a substitute for teak, but has nice features of its own as well. Afromosia is hard with interlocked to straight grain; boards tend to be fairly large and exceptionally clear. An attractive striped grain figure is very common as well. The wood is hard and heavy, and excellent for strong furniture."
 
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
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


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