Movingui

movingui

Scientific Name: Distemonanthus benthamianus
Location: west Africa
Dried Weight: 45lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,280lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,900lbf /in2

Movingui has a color which is yellowish to orangish brown color that darkens with age. The grain is straight to interlocked to wavy and it has a fine even texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Movingui is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with but does have a moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters. Charring may occur when drilling the wood. It glues, stains, and finishes well. It also responds moderately well to steam bending.

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