Rhodesian Teak

Name Rhodesian Teak (Baikiaea plurijuga)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as Zambesi redwood, umgusi, mukushi and mukusi.
Sources Grows in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Appearance Fine even texture, straight or slightly interlocked grain, red-brown heartwood, often with black flecks, and much paler sapwood.
Physical Props Very heavy and hard with a high resistance to abrasion. Rates high in bending and crushing strength, decay resistance, and stability in service.
Working Props Has excellent turning properties but is otherwise difficult to work. Has a severe blunting effect on cutting edges and tends to burn during machining. Pre-drilling required for screwing and nailing. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
Uses Used for turned objects, flooring, furniture, wagons and railroad construction.