Name Afzelia (Afzelia spp.)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as doussie, chanfuta, apa, aligna, mkora, mbembakofi, and many other names but sold as single commercial timber.
Sources Grows in Africa.
Appearance Coarse texture, often irregular, interlocked grain, pale straw colored sapwood with brown heartwood.
Physical Props Heavy, very stable in use, high strength and durability, moderate stiffness.
Working Props Somewhat difficult to work and glue. Finishes to a high polish although grain filling sometimes desired.
Uses Highly valued for interior/exterior joinery, window frames, floors, staircases, ships’ rails, heavy construction, school and office furniture, laboratory equipment, and chemical containers. A favorite among locals for decorative doors and chests.