Muninga

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Scientific Name: Pterocarpus angolensis
Location: southcentral Africa
Dried Weight: 38lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,360lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,020lbf /in2

 

Muninga has a color that varies from a lighter golden brown to a darker reddish or purplish brown. The color will become subdued with age. The grain is straight to interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood has a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Muninga is rated as durable to moderately durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with even though it has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. The wood glues, stains, and finishes well.

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