Amazique

amazique

Scientific Name: Guibourtia ehie
Location: tropical West Africa
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,300lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,300lbf /in2

 

Amazique, or sometimes referred to as Ovangkol, has varies in color from yellowish to reddish brown with darker brown, gray, or black stripes. The moderately wide sapwood is a pale yellow. The grain of Amazique is straight to slightly interlocked. It has a medium to coarse texture with a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous with large pores. This wood is moderately durable when it comes to decay and has good insect resistance. Amazique is fairly easy to work with, but does dull cutters prematurely. It turns, glues, and finishes well.

 

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