Back to Species Gallery
Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Light to medium brown when newly installed; has a significant color change and turns to brown/dark brown over time.
Grain: Interlocked medium to coarse texture.
Variations: Dramatic difference between quartersawn and flatsawn products.
Sawing/Machining: Somewhat stringy - may split and splinter when resanding or ripping.
Sanding: No known problems.
Nailing: No known problems.
Finishing: Staining and/or bleaching this species may be difficult. No finish compatibility problems are known.
Comments Dust is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions. Origin: Africa
Hardness/Janka: 1260 (2% softer than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (3.8; 66% more stable than Northern red oak).