“Another member of the Mahogany family”
Botanical Name: Entandrophragma Angolense
Janka Hardness: 940
Appearance: Sapwood is white yellowish; heartwood is brown to red. Grain is interlocked with frequent ribbon striping. Texture is medium to coarse.
Properties: Grain is interlocked with frequent ribbon striping. Texture is medium to coarse. Moderately resistant to rot and insect attacks.
Finishing: Tiama responds well to finishing.
Applications: Very popular for sliced veneers, also used for furniture, stairs, boat building, and joinery.