Sometimes also called assamela, mohole, afroteak or kokrodua
Afrormosia has many qualities of teak (Tectona Grandis) and has therefore been used for many years as a replacement for teak. The grain, color, texture and durability are virtually the same.
Since it is an African type of wood, the name Afroteak is sometimes used.
The type of wood is not as oily as teak and is therefore better suited for making furniture. For a tropical hardwood it is easy to use and to finish well.
The chance of cracks and splintering is very small.
The hard afrormosia has an even, yet fine texture. It is known for its straight grain, although there is some cross grain. This fine texture and its stability make it easy to work with in the workshop.
Afrormosia is known for its medium brown color. Although it may be yellow or orange when freshly cut, it quickly darkens. There is also some chance of blue spots.
It is an excellent durable wood with a high gloss when finished, but it can corrode ferrous metals.
Afrormosia is listed in CITES Appendix I, which means there is a risk of extinction. Therefore always look for a certified source such as Houthandel Paulussen. Very few hardwood traders take stock in afrormosia, we even have a large stock. We even have the rarest dimensions.
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