Afromosia, also called Afrormosia and African Teak (scientific name: Pericopsiselata), has a heartwood of yellow-brown color, sometimes with a red or olive hue. Sapwood is narrow, pale yellow in color and clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is even, luster is good and grain is usually straight but can be interlocked.
Afromosiais commonly found in west Africa. It is rated very durable for resisting decay and insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
6,980 N(1,570 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
725 kg/m3(45 lbs/ft3)
Good results can be achieved with either hand tools or machine tools. It turns well, is good with glues and stains, and finishes well. Boards with interlocking grain can suffer tear-out while surfacing. Cutting tools will become slightly blunt. Dark stains will develop if in contact with iron in damp conditions.