OTHER COMMON NAMES:
Woodwind musical instruments, flooring, furniture
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
Mopani wood exhibits a medium to dark brownish red color, with black streaks.
Mopani has a very fine texture with small pores.
Minimal dimensional changes are noticed.
Mopani exhibits a high degree of resistance to insects and decay.
Because of its high density, Mopani is considered extremely difficult to work, with a significant blunting effect on cutting edges.
Strong resistance to sawing, Mopani requires the sharpest tools and blades for best results.
Again, due to its high degree of density, Mopani requires sharp cutters, proper angles and reduced feed rates for the best machining results.
An excellent hardwood for most turnery projects.
Hard dense wood is somewhat resistant to boring operations.
No reported issues.
Pre-drilling is highly recommended for any nail applications.
Pre-drilling is highly recommended prior to screw placement.
Mopani reportedly responds well to most finishing applications.