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Botanical Name

Pterocarpus erinaceus

Main Color Group

Reddish Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

38

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

605

Janka Hardness - LBF

1360

Janka Hardness - N

6050

Kosso originates from West and Central Africa. It is considered one of the prized “hongmu” species by the Chinese, which has resulted in its over-exploitation over the years.  It is closely related to other Pterocarpus species and looks quite similar to Kiaat (Pterocarpus angolensis).

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Sustainability: This wood species was added to CITES appendix II in January 2017. With no CITES annotation on the listing, in addition to the raw wood, this restriction also extends to finished products made of Kosso wood.

Common Uses: Veneers, furniture, specialty items.

Comments: Beautiful grain patterns and reddish brown color variations.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Kosso
$140.8846 × 7 × 2.88 inKOSSO1022

Pith rot one side.

b
Kosso
$137.4442.31 × 6.75 × 2.88 inKOSSO1021

Checks. Small knot.

ab
Kosso
$107.6531.75 × 7.75 × 2.88 inKOSSO1020

Knots. Check.

b
Kosso
$90.8130.75 × 6.75 × 2.88 inKOSSO1019

Knot. Checks.

b
Kosso
$107.2328.75 × 7.75 × 2.81 inKOSSO1018

Pith.

ab
Kosso
$104.4328 × 7.75 × 2.88 inKOSSO1017

Checks.

ab
Kosso
$84.7126.31 × 6.69 × 2.88 inKOSSO1016
Out of stock

Checks.

ab
Kosso
$71.4424.19 × 6.75 × 2.81 inKOSSO1015

Checks.

b
Kosso
$94.7645.44 × 6.5 × 1.88 inKOSSO1014

Checks

ab
Kosso
$89.9443.13 × 6.5 × 1.75 inKOSSO1013
Out of stock

Few Checks

ab
Kosso
$80.2541.5 × 6.63 × 1.75 inKOSSO1012

Checks

b
Kosso
$88.0646.88 × 6.44 × 1.81 inKOSSO1011

Checks, Holes

b
Kosso
$100.5047.75 × 6.56 × 1.81 inKOSSO1010

Checks, Knot

ab
Kosso
$77.9841.13 × 6.5 × 1.81 inKOSSO1009

Checks, Knots

b
Kosso
$93.0447.81 × 5.56 × 1.81 inKOSSO1008

Small check

a
Kosso
$65.2740.69 × 5.5 × 1.81 inKOSSO1007
Out of stock

Checks, Knots

b
Kosso
$98.9845.25 × 7.5 × 1.88 inKOSSO1006

Wane, Knots, Checks

b
Kosso
$100.0243 × 7.25 × 1.88 inKOSSO1005

Wane, Check

ab
Kosso
$89.4040.5 × 6.88 × 1.81 inKOSSO1004

Knot hole

ab
Kosso
$95.9447.81 × 6.88 × 1.88 inKOSSO1003

Checks

b
Kosso
$54.5534.38 × 5.44 × 1.88 inKOSSO1002
Out of stock

Knots

b
Kosso
$60.2537.56 × 5.5 × 1.88 inKOSSO1001

Knots

b

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