Scientific Name: Turraeanthus africanus
Location: western & central regions of Africa
Dried Weight: 36lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,165lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,500lbf /in2

Avodire has a pale yellow or cream color which darkens to a golden yellow with age. The grain can be straight, wavy, or irregular and interlocked. Avodire has a fine texture with a high natural lustre. Then end grain is diffuse-porous and the wood is rated as non-durable in regards to decay. Overall Avodire is easy to work with even with its slight blunting effect. Avodire glues and finishes well.