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Avodire

Turraeanthus africanus
Also known as |
African Satinwood
Avodire Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Avodire is native to West Africa and is 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 including wavy, mottled and ripple, typically accompanied by dramatic levels of chatoyance – which makes it very popular with veneer manufacturers. It’s sapwood 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 which has led to it being called African Satinwood.

 

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

Why We Love This Wood

Highly-figured pieces can be quite stunning. The wood is very stable in use and has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Avodire 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.

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    Main Color GroupYellow / White
    Grain Pattern Even, Figured
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF3
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3575
    Janka Hardness - LBF1170
    Janka Hardness - N5180
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    7
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    4/4 Lumber – curly

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    25
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    $29.87

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    $29.07

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    AVO1130
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    x 5.94" x
    42"
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    $20.77

    AVO1129_1
    AVO1129
    1"
    x 5.94" x
    41.13"
    Skip planed

    $21.81

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    AVO1128
    1"
    x 6" x
    42.44"
    Edge defect

    $22.00

    AVO1127_1
    AVO1127
    1"
    x 6" x
    40.88"
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    $21.13

    AVO1126_1
    AVO1126
    1.13"
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    $24.65

    AVO1125_1
    AVO1125
    1"
    x 5.88" x
    41.44"
    Edge defect

    $21.15

    AVO1124_1
    AVO1124
    1.13"
    x 6.31" x
    41"
    Edge defect

    $22.77

    AVO1123_1
    AVO1123
    1"
    x 5.94" x
    42.44"
    Skip planed

    $21.09

    AVO1122_1
    AVO1122
    1.06"
    x 6.25" x
    41.13"
    Skip planed

    $22.11

    AVO1121_1
    AVO1121
    1.13"
    x 5" x
    41.63"
    Skip planed

    $16.39

    AVO1119_1
    AVO1119
    1.06"
    x 6.25" x
    41.31"
    Skip planed,Edge defect

    $22.31

    AVO1118_1
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    1"
    x 11.44" x
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    $38.01

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