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

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

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48 U.S., standard ground

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

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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About Pearwood (Baillonella toxisperma)



lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.48% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-10.08% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
25.00% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Pearwood tree grows
Pearwood is an exotic wood from Africa

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.

color of Pearwood
Color Range
Pale yellow to tan with a slight pinkish tinge. Very evenly colored.
the Pearwood 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.
other names for Pearwood
Other Names
Njabi, Adza, African pearwood, Dimpampi, Moabi, Pear Wood, Nigerian Pearwood
uses for Pearwood
Some Typical Uses
Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Construction, veneer, Flooring, Furniture, Joinery, Joists, Parquet flooring, Turnery, Veneer, Fine Woodwork

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