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Sandalwood

Sandalwood
Location:North and East of South Africa, Mozambique, in Eastern Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.
Tree:It grows in woodlands, on poor and acidic soil, where the specie is often dominant. Distinctive reddish flowers.
The Wood:It is brown and dark brown, sapwood is bright yellow. It is hard to very hard, specific weight 950 Kg / m3, when air dried. The wood releases a persistent, pleasant smell.
Workability:Works well on late and with chisel. Difficult to glue because of its oily sap.
Use:Manufacturing of furniture and curios. Good for carving, it polishes well and gives a shiny finish.