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Wood Properties of Afrormosia

Afrormosia Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Afrormosia Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Afrormosia Availability of Wood
Limited

Afrormosia Available As Lumber
Yes

Afrormosia Available as Veneer
Yes

Afrormosia Available only in small sizes
No

Afrormosia Bending Strength
High

Afrormosia Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Afrormosia Botanical Name
Pericopsis elata

Afrormosia Carving
Good, easy to carve

Afrormosia Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Afrormosia Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Afrormosia Crushing Strength
High

Afrormosia Decorative Figure
Yes

Afrormosia Density
High

Afrormosia Drilling
Good

Afrormosia Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Gluing
Good

Afrormosia Grain
Mostly Straight

Afrormosia Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Afrormosia Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Afrormosia Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Afrormosia Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Afrormosia Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Afrormosia Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Afrormosia Interlocked Grain
Yes

Afrormosia Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Afrormosia Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Afrormosia Mortising
Good

Afrormosia Movement after drying
Low

Afrormosia Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Afrormosia Nailing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot hole

Afrormosia Natural Durability
Very durable

Afrormosia Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Planing
Fair

Afrormosia Polishing
Fair

Afrormosia Pounds per cubic foot maximum
44

Afrormosia Pounds per cubic foot minimum
44

Afrormosia Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Afrormosia Sanding
Good

Afrormosia Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Afrormosia Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Afrormosia Screwing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot holes

Afrormosia Shaping
Good

Afrormosia Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Afrormosia Specific Gravity
Very high

Afrormosia Specific Gravity maximum
.69

Afrormosia Specific Gravity minimum
.69

Afrormosia Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Afrormosia Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Afrormosia Stiffness
Moderate

Afrormosia Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Afrormosia Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Afrormosia Toughness
Moderate

Afrormosia Turning
Good

Afrormosia Weight
Heavy

Afrormosia Wood Defects
Few drying defects

Afrormosia Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Afrormosia Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Afrormosia Use for Carving
no

Afrormosia Use for Cooperage
no

Afrormosia Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Afrormosia Use for Flooring
YES

Afrormosia Use for Furniture
YES

Afrormosia Use for Handles
no

Afrormosia Use for Heavy Construction
no

Afrormosia Use for Inlay
no

Afrormosia Use for Interior Finish
YES

Afrormosia Use for Light Construction
no

Afrormosia Use for Marine Applications
YES

Afrormosia Use for Marquetry
no

Afrormosia Use for Millwork
YES

Afrormosia Use for Models and Patterns
no

Afrormosia Use for Musical Instruments
no

Afrormosia Use for Novelties
no

Afrormosia Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Afrormosia Use for Shingles
no

Afrormosia Use for Sports Equipment
no

Afrormosia Use for Turnery
no

Afrormosia Use for Woodenware
no





     
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