Pearwood (African) » Baillonella toxisperma

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

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.
Pearwood (African) grows in Africa

map of where Pearwood (African) grows
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.
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 psi)
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 (1/2"x3"x6")

Pearwood (African) Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")


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Pearwood 4/4 Lumber (African)

Pearwood 4/4 Lumber (African) Random Widths, Random Lengths


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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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Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Pearwood (African) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber


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Pearwood 8/4 Lumber (African)

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Pearwood Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Pearwood Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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Pearwood Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Pearwood Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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Pearwood Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Pearwood Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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Pearwood Cutting Board Strips

Pearwood Cutting Board Strips


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