Name: Milicia excelsa
Origin: Tropical Africa Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (660 kg/m3)
Wood: Golden-orange to brown heartwood, creamy to yellowish-white sapwood; can have mottle figure; interlocked grain; coarse texture. May darken with time.
Working Qualities: Medium density; stable; very durable; susceptible to insect attack. Blunts tools quickly.
Finishing: Excellent, provided grain is filled.
Durable – low maintenance – uniform colour – non-toxic – coarse grainy texture – resistant to decay – Lifespan 50-60 years. – weathers naturally to silver-grey – Class 1