Wood of the day #33: Ironwood (African)

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 01:02 PM 1014 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Ironwood, Black Ironwood, Ysterhout, Swartysterhout, Eisenholz, Mora√łane, Sitimane, Musiri, Ugqwangxe, Umhlebe, Umnquma-swile, Umzimane
  • Botanical name: Olea capensis ssp. macrocarpa
  • Synonymous: Olea laurifolia, Olea hochstetteri, Olea macrocarpa
  • Distribution: Africa, South of Sahara
  • Description: Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Colour tends to deepen with age. Ironwood is often figured with curly or wavy grain, burl or wild grain. The wood is hard and tends to be difficult to work.
  • Fun facts: One of many trees with the name Ironwood.

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