||Afzelia (Afzelia spp.)
||Also known as doussie, chanfuta, apa, aligna, mkora, mbembakofi, and many other names but sold as single commercial timber.
||Grows in Africa.
||Coarse texture, often irregular, interlocked grain, pale straw colored sapwood with brown heartwood.
||Heavy, very stable in use, high strength and durability, moderate stiffness.
||Somewhat difficult to work and glue. Finishes to a high polish although grain filling sometimes desired.
||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.