SCIENTIFIC NAME: Piptadeniastrum africanum
WIDTH: 150++ (10% 100 - 140mm)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light yellowish or reddish brown. Contrasting sapwood may be up to six inches (15 cm) wide and is light gray to pale yellow. Quartersawn surfaces display a ribbon-stripe figure.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though the wood has a tendency to blunt cutting edges. Tearout may occur when machining quartersawn pieces due to its interlocked grain. Dahoma will also react when put into direct contact with iron in damp conditions, becoming discolored and stained. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Heavy construction, boatbuilding, docks, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, and turned objects. .