Pod Mahogany

Afzelia Quanzensis by its Latin name, is from the Fabaceae family and also known as Afzelia, Aiyo, Aligna, Apa, Azza, Beyo, Bilinga, Chamfuti, Chanfuta, Chanfuti, Chemnen, Doussie, East African Afzelia, Hlafuta, Isbin, Kipapa, Lucky Bean Tree, Mahogany Bean, Mapoortza, Mbambakofi, Mbarakun, Mbarikwa, Mbembakofe, Mbembakofi, Mfunguji, Mkehli, Mkola, Mkongo, Mkora, Mungongona, Mungoriondo, Mungwingwi, Mupapa, Musacassa, Mussalossa, Mwamba, N’shene, Ompow, Onvru, Oshoshi, Peulmahonia, Red-arilled Afzelia, Rhodesian Mahogany, Shenhe.

Region

Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia.

Qualities

Easy to work with in terms of gluing, when it comes to nails and screws, pre-drilling might be a necessity.

Density

800kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The timber is very durable and has a medium to coarse grain. The sapwood is white to yellow in colour and the heartwood is reddish brown in colour.

Uses

Boat building, Construction, Cabinetmaking, Furniture, Veneers, Flooring, Decking, Joinery, Kitchen Cabinets, Musical Instruments, Plywood, Turnery.