Afrormosia quarter cut wood veneer has a wide range of colors: light yellow to medium browns with red tints. Sometimes spelled as Afromosia, without the second ‘r.’
Common Uses: Architectural panels, cabinetry, flooring, furniture and interior woodwork, as well as shipbuilding.
Other Names: African Teak & Texas Ironwood, in addition to Afromosia.
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: 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)