“One of the world’s heaviest woods!”
Botanical Name: Lophira alata
Janka Hardness: 3350 – 2.5x harder than Red Oak.
Appearance: Dark brown to red. Darkens to chocolate brown after light exposure.
Properties: An extremely dense and durable wood.
Few hardwoods are as fireproof as Azobe: rated Class A fire resistant by USDA (http://www.terramai.com/userfiles/file/Technical/USDA_Flame_Spread_Index_for_Wood.pdf).
Very resistant to decay, insect attacks and acid.
Applications: Due to its physical properties, Azobe is a very trendy choice for many outdoor applications: decking, harbor construction (ask the Dutch!), hydraulic constructions, sound barriers, etc.