Moabi

moabi

Scientific Name: Baillonella toxisperma
Location: equatorial Africa
Dried Weight: 54lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,790lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,560lbf /in2

 

Moabi has a heartwood with a uniform pinkish brown color, sometimes a darker reddish brown color. It darkens with age. The sapwood has a grayish brown color. The grain is straight to wavy and it has a fine even texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Moabi is rated as very durable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with but it does rapidly dull cutters. The wood turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.

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