BOTANIC NAME: Aucomea Klaineana.

ORIGIN: Central Africa

DESCRIPTION: Density 450 kg/m3. Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown. Colour darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is greyish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood.

RECOMMENDATIONS: High silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Planning and shaping may produce tear out or fuzzy surfaces. Glues and finishes well.

USES: Veneer, plywood, boatbuilding, furniture, interior millwork musical instruments.

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