Heartwood colour varies from pink to blood red and red brown. The texture is fine to medium and grain is often straight but showing the occasional mottle.


  • Botanical Name: Tieghemella heckelii, Tieghemella africana
  • Country of origin: West Africa
  • Density: 620kg/m3
  • Durability: Very Durable
  • Shrinkage: Low
  • Stains and polishes extremely well


  • Furniture
  • cabinetry
  • turning
  • Boat Building
  • high class joinery