Scientific name: Pericopsis elata

Afromosia, grown in West Africa, is usually yellowish tending towards a brown with some reddish occasionally, and is known to get a little darker over time. The texture is fine and grain usually straight and has luxurious natural shine.

Workability Easy to work with both by hand or machine tools with occasional interlocking grain. This specie glues, stains and finishes very well. May stain if in contact with iron in damp conditions.

Rot resistance It is considered very durable against decay, rot, termites.