Latin name: Schwartzia madagascarensis
Distribition: South East Africa
Description: A hard and heavy wood with a burgundy red to bright orange color. Rather oily with an interlocking grain. Fine to medium texture (60 lbs/ft3)
Working Properties: Medium to severe blunt effect on tools due to hardness, it is recommended to prepare surface before gluing (due to oiliness), pre-bore before screwing or nailing. Polishes to an excellent finish.