Origin - Found primarily in Zimbabwe and other countries in southern Africa.
Color - Heartwood is a medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks. Sharply defined sapwood is a pale pinkish yellow.
Janka Hardness – 2,990
Decay and Weather Resistance – Rated as very durable; good insect resistance, though sapwood is prone to insect attack.
Workability – Can be difficult to work because of high cutting resistance—saws slowly, and has a tendency to ride up over jointer knives. Also, due to its high silica content, cutting edges become severely blunted. However, the wood is stable in service, and glues, turns, and finishes well.
Uses – Flooring, veneer, millwork, fretboards, and turned objects.
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