White Ofram

Heartwood is light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to m=nearly black streaks and veins.  Wood with darker figuring is referred to as black ofram, while plain unfigured wood is called white ofram.  Overall colour tends to darken with age.

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.

 

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