Afrormosia quarter cut veneer ranges with light yellow and browns in color. It is ropey and looks similar to Teak. In fact, it is often referred to as African Teak.
Common Uses: Architectural panels, cabinetry, flooring, furniture, interior woodwork, and shipbuilding.
Other Names: African Teak, Texas Ironwood.
The Tree: Regularly reaches a height of 160 feet, with diameters between 4-5 feet. Large trees may not have branches for 100 feet.
A Little History: Afrormosia is often a substitute for Teak in many industries, although it is not closely related to genuine Teak. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, 2nd Edition)