Afrormosia (Pericopsis, elata)
Trade Names: Afrormosia, Kokrodua, Assamela, Golden Teak
Origin: West Africa, between the Congo and the Ivory CoastRange: In the lower tropical rain forests, generally in groups.
Uses: Not used in Central Europe as face veneer. Serves as substitute for Teak in furniture making and used in the USA for interior boat fixtures and fittings.
Properties: Similar to Oak, moist wood stains when coming into contact with ferrous metals.
Machining: It works well but with a tendency to pick up the interlocking grain. Low feed speed should be used.
Seasoning: Drying is slow with minimal shrinkage and good shape stability.