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Botanical Name

Turraeanthus africanus

Other Names

African Satinwood

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

36

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

575

Janka Hardness - LBF

1170

Janka Hardness - Newtons

5180

Avodire is another wood sometimes utilized as a Mahogany substitute (which is appropriate, since both are in the Meliaceae family), with similar aesthetics and cooperative working properties. Typical colors range from a pale yellow to cream, and a variety of figured grain patterns are commonly found — typically accompanied by dramatic levels of chatoyance — which makes it very popular with veneer mills. Its sap can be difficult to differentiate from the heartwood. While its grain patterns can be straight, wavy, irregular or interlocked, its texture is fine and it has an impressive natural luster.

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Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List.

Common Uses: Veneer, cabinetry, furniture, millwork, and plywood.

Comments: Highly-figured pieces can be quite stunning. The wood is very stable, and has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. The wood glues and finishes well, and, overall, has working properties very similar to mahogany.

Continued UV-ray exposure turns Avodire’s color to more of a darker golden yellow.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionprice_hsort
Avodire
$29.7050.687 x 7.9 x 1 inAVO1012

Small open defect one face.

29.7
Avodire
$29.9251.062 x 7.9 x 1 inAVO1011

Slight discoloration with some wane.

29.92
Avodire
$30.7348.062 x 7.9 x 1 inAVO1010

Clear two face.

30.73
Avodire
$28.6544.812 x 7.9 x 1 inAVO1009

Clear two face.

28.65
Avodire
$54.9358.875 x 10.062 x 1.125 inAVO1008

Small crack one end of board.

54.93
Avodire
$33.4859.687 x 7.562 x 1 inAVO1007
Out of stock

Wane one edge.

33.48
Avodire
$31.8051.125 x 7.687 x 1 inAVO1006
Out of stock

Nice clean piece.

31.8
Avodire
$46.5449.875 x 10.062 x 1.125 inAVO1005
Out of stock

Planer skip one end with small knot on one face.

46.54
Avodire
$37.7940 x 10.187 x 1.125 inAVO1004

Two small holes on one face.

37.79
Avodire
$39.1645.875 x 10.125 x 1.125 inAVO1003
Out of stock

Planer skip one end.

39.16
Avodire
$28.5843.75 x 7.75 x 1.125 inAVO1002
Out of stock

Missing material on one edge.

28.58
Avodire
$31.9140.062 x 7.875 x 1.125 inAVO1001
Out of stock

Clear two face.

31.91

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