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Mopane

Mopane
Mopane
Location:Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Province of South Africa
Tree:It grows up-to 30 meters and 90 cm in diameter in the more humid regions and about half in dry regions.
The Wood:The heartwood is brown to reddish, the thin sapwood yellow to light brown. The wood is very hard and heavy, termite resistant.
Workability:It works well with the appropriate tools.
Use:For high quality furniture and inlays in light colored wood. It has been used for many years for flutes, piccolos and other traditional instruments. The tone is as rich as African Blackwood, as powerful, but a little bit warmer. It resembles the tone of the Cocus wood, which became commercially extinct. Its high density and good workability make it an attractive alternative to Blackwood, especially in very dry and humid countries, where Blackwood has tendency to slit.