Afromosia » Pericopsis elata

Why Afromosia?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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. The Afromosia tree grows in Africa
map of where this wood 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)

Woodworking with Afromosia:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak


 

Afromosia Hardwood Sample

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