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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Color: Pink, red or red/brown with purple streaks or veins; changes from pinkish rose when freshly milled to burgundy red when aged

Grain:  Fine; straight or interlocked, can be highly figured.

Variations:  Quartered exhibits flame figure; flatsawn has rosewood graining.


Sawing/Machining: Saws and planes well.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if the correct sanding sequence is followed.

Nailing: Tends to split tongues. Pre-drilled and hand-nailing may be preferred.

Finishing: Test all products before using them on actual floor. Oil-modified finished will require a lengthy dry time.

Comments Origin: Africa


Hardness/Janka: 2690 (109% harder than Northern red oak)

Dimensional Stability: Average (8.4; 2% more stable than Northern red oak.


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