Up for sale is a 1 3/16x8 1/4x48 1/8 piece of Afromosia
Afrormosia closely resembles teak and is so often used as a teak substitute that it is sometimes referred to as African teak. It is prized for more than simply its resemblance to teak - it is also valued for character and properties all its own. It is grown in West Africa, primarily Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
Afrormosia is suitable for many applications, among them veneers, paneling, boat building, stairs, flooring, high-end joinery, cabinetmaking, farm implements, decks and marine piling.
Afrormosia is a heavy and dense wood that is extremely durable and very resistant to termites. This wood has a wide range of uses both for interior and exterior applications. It contains tannin, a substance that has a tendency to cause blue stains. If used near metals in wet conditions, such as in boatbuilding, it will cause corrosion or dark staining.
Sawdust from Afrormosia can be an eye irritant. Work this wood in conditions that provide good ventilation.
Afrormosia dries slowly with little degrade and small movement in service. The wood has medium resistance to tools. Experts recommend a 20 degree cutting angle to avoid raising the grain when planing. Tungsten carbide-tipped saws are recommended to avoid tool wear. Prebore for nailing and screwing. Afrormosia glues well and finishes excellently.
Wood is heavy and dense, has high bending strength, medium stiffness, high crushing strength, moderate bending classification. The wood may distort during steaming.
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