Ebony Woods provides only the finest Afrormosia Lumber from reputable sources ensuring not only the best quality but also the highest yield. Afrormosia is commonly used as a Burma Teak substitute and is often called “African Teak”.
Afrormosia is suitable for many applications, among them veneers, paneling, boat building, stairs, flooring, exterior windows and doors, high-end joinery, cabinetmaking, farm implements, decks, and marine piling. It has a fine texture and small pores. A heavy, dense timber, with high bending and crushing strength, medium stiffness, and resistance to shock loads. It is very resistant to decay but must not be used in contact with ferrous metals in wet situations to avoid corrosion.
Light red meranti is a tropical rainforest species found throughout South East Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and East Malaysia. The timber’s heartwood ranges from pink to pinkish-brown. The sapwood is sometimes lighter than the heartwood, but differentiation cannot always be made. The grain is moderately coarse but even in texture with quarter sawn material sometimes displaying an attractive ribbon figure. Growth rings are absent and rays are medium to fine. Light red meranti is a softer wood and not resistant to termites.
The timber can be painted, stained, or polished but the open grain means surfaces should be filled before finishing. This species also machines well to a smooth surface and takes standard fittings and fastenings easily. It is commonly used for decorative applications including paneling, flooring, joinery, moldings, plywood, and turnery. It is regularly sought after for furniture and carving as well. The porosity of this timber is varied, it has high compressive strength and is durable in nature.
Teak has great beauty. It is generally fine to coarsely grained, even texture, medium luster, and an oily feel. Yellow-brown to dark golden brown heartwood and grayish or white sapwood. Teak has a high degree of natural durability, is moderately hard and heavy with low stiffness and shock resistance but an excellent decay resistance and dimensional stability with a good acid resistance.
Has numerous uses including shipbuilding (especially decks), indoor or outdoor furniture, high-class joinery, flooring, paneling, plywood, decorative veneers, turnery, carving, chemical tanks, and vats.