Black Ironwood

Scientific name:  Olea capensis

Description:  Black Ironwood’s heartwood can be a range of reds, oranges, violets, and browns. Pale yellowish white sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood.

Black Ironwood has a straight and even grain with a very fine texture and high natural lustre.

Properties:  High cutting resistance, and difficult to work due to density. Turns and finishes well.

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