Albizia (Albizia, ferrugenea)
Similiar Woods: Monkey Pod, Koa
Trade Names: Albizia
Range: Tropical West Africa
Uses: Construction timber, paneling, furniture
Properties: A red brown contrasty wood, moderately hard, very durable, porous with medium bending strength
Machining: Has moderate blunting effects. Interlocking grain can cause tear-out. Pre-bore for nailing.
Seasoning: Dries rapidly, but kiln drying must be done slowly in order to avoid checking and twisting.