Rhodesian Teak

Baikiaea Plurijuga by its Latin name, is from the Fabaceae family and also known as Gusi, Igusi, Ikusi, Mkusi, Mukushi, Mukusi, Redwood, Rhodesian Redwood, Umgusi, Umgusu, Umguzi, Umguzu, Umkuswi, Umpapa, Zambesi Redwood, Zambesian Redwood.

Region

Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualities

Difficult to work with as it has a blunting effect on blades. Preboring should be done when nailing and screwing. Good finishes are generally obtained, timber planes well is easy to turn and polishes well with good varnishing properties.

Density

960kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The heartwood is a dark reddish brown and often has irregular dark brown to black lines or flecks. The sapwood is a pale pink which darkens. The Grain is straight or slightly interlocked with clear growth rings. The texture is fine and even, giving a smooth durable hard surface.

Uses

Boat building, Decking, Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Flooring, Furniture, FlooringParquet Flooring, Construction, Paneling, Plywood, Posts, Railroad Ties, Sleepers, Tool Handles.