Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
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.
Afromosia grows in Africa
Color RangeBrownish yellow with darker streaks, or crimson-brown with bands of golden brown.
Other NamesAfromosia, Assamela, Baracara, Bohala, Jatobahy do igapo, Kokriki, Kokrodua, Mekoe, Mohole, Obang, Ole, Olel Pardo, Peonio, Tento
Some Typical UsesBoat building, decorative veneer, desks, cabinetry and flooring.
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.
3.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Afromosia:
Ease of Finishing