African Rosewood

Guibourtia Coleosperma by its Latin name, is from the Leguminosae family and also known as Bastermopane, False Mopane, Machibi, Mehibi, Mtjibi, Muchiva, Mucibe, Musibi, Mussive, Muxibe, Muzauli, Muzaule, Muzauri, Muzzibi and Rhodesian Copalwood.

Region

Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Qualities

Easy to work with, very durable and stable. Has no specific fragrance and gives a beautiful finish as well as very good results with polishing and varnishing.

Density

800kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The sapwood is white to yellow in colour and narrow, the heartwood is red streaked and variegated with dark purple, very hard and rich pink when freshly cut, turning mahogany reddish brown with oxidization and maturity.

Uses

Canoe and Boat Builing, Furniture, Cabinetry, Sleepers, Factory Flooring, Cabinet Making, Heavy Construction, Joinery, Turnery, Decorative Veneer, Heavy Construction, Decking and Flooring, Railroad ties, Vehicle Parts, Boxes and Crates.