Moabi/African Pearwood

, Moabi/African Pearwood

Botanical NameBaillonella toxisperma

Janka Hardness: 3680 – 3x harder than Red Oak!

Appearance: Sapwood either grayish brown or pinkish white. Heartwood is pinkish brown, sometimes darker reddish brown. Color will darken with age. Also has an even texture. Grain is straight and often wavy, giving Moabi a very attractive figure.

Properties: Extremely hard and durable wood. Reported to be extremely rot and insect resistant.

Finishing: Moabi responds well to finishes.

Applications: Because of its strength and durability, Moabi is a popular choice for flooring, outdoor joinery and construction. It is also used for furniture and veneering.