Spirostachys africana is a medium-sized (about 30 ft tall) deciduous tree with a straight clear trunk found in the warmer parts of Southern Africa. Its wood is known as tamboti, tambotie, tambootie or tambuti.
It prefers growing in single-species often along watercourses or on brackish flats and sandy soils.
Despite its being prone to heart-rot, it is prized in the furniture industry for its beautiful, dense and durable timber, which is reddish-brown with darker streaks, a satin-like lustre and extremely fragrant sweet, spicy smell. The oily timber exudes a white, poisonous latex when freshly cut
I got a piece of Tambuti that I had for a while in the garage. One of my friend come over to cut some supporting leg for his bed and I decided the rip a piece of the Tambuti into boards. I just used the table saw since the blade could be raised High enough to cut all the way thru the wood.
I only did half of the peace and want to do the rest on the band saw. I Have a Re-saw King blase that is suppose to be very smooth. I want to attempt the Coat Rack that Steve made from http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/
I think it wood make a nice addition to the house if I’m successful in this project.
There more pictures on my website.
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