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Afrormosia

Botanical Name:

Pericopsis, elata

Origin:

West Africa, primarily Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Also known as: 

African Teak

Afrormosia closely resembles teak and is often referred as African teak. It is a heavy and dense wood that is extremely durable and very resistant to termites and humidity. This wood has a wide range of uses both for interior and exterior applications including paneling, boat building, stairs, flooring, high-end joinery, cabinetmaking, farm implements, decks and marine piling.

Afrormosia is very uniform in color range but undergoes a large degree of color change over time with pronounced darkening from a golden tan color when freshly milled to a uniform medium brown when fully aged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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