Black Ofram

Grain is straight to slightly interlocked with a uniformly coarse texture.  Moderate natural lustre.

Easy to work with both hand machine tools.  Contains a small amount of silica, but blunting effect on cutters is usually small.  Glues and finishes well.

Commonly used for furniture, musical instruments (primarily guitar bodies) and turned objects.

Despite the black and white difference in names, both black and white ofram come form the same tree, Terminalia superba.