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Regular price $7.00 SGD
Regular price Sale price $7.00 SGD
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Price per feet run

Cutting cost $1 per cut.

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Please contact us if you would like to change the wood thickness. 

Afrormosia, Pericopsis elata, (also known as Afromosia) grows in West Africa and mostly is imported from Ghana, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast.  It is usually marketed at “African Teak” because it has a very similar color and grain appearance.  Afrormosia is also a great exterior species with moderate levels of silica much like Teak.   To be clear, it is not Teak and is not as superbly resistant to water and the elements.  This is actually a good thing because the boat builders can therefore accept nothing less than Teak leaving the Afrormosia market free from competition from the boat industry.  Moreover, the muted golden color that Teak achieves after oxidation and UV exposure is readily present in Afrormosia from the saw so waiting for darker streaks to fade isn’t an issue.  The hardness and stability are great and milling for flooring, trim, windows, etc goes without a hitch.  Afrormosia doesn’t have the same oily feel as Teak so it finishes much easier.   In other words, Afrormosia is a great alternative to Teak for the home building market.  As a bonus you can expect to pay about half of what you would pay for Teak…for now. 



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