African in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Moderately 

Treatability - Resistant including the sapwood

Workability - Works well, finishes well except for planing quartered stock

 

Uses - Joinery, furniture, panelling and decorative veneers

Look - Interlocking grain, moderately fine texture and even. Heartwood medium to dark reddish brown, sapwood pale creamy in colour. An alternative to Mahogany.