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AFATA

Cordia trichotoma


Cordia trichotoma of the family Boraginacaeae. Also called peterby (various spellings) and Argentine black laurel, this South American wood is used for heavy construction in its native range (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Brazil).

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of afata / Cortia trichotoma --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The reason for the richer looking color on the 2nd side is that it has been sanded to 240 grit while the labeled side is raw.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of afata / Cordia trichotoma --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks listed as afata / Cordia trichotoma


plank listed as aftat


plank listed as freijo / Cordia trichotoma


bowl blanks


flooring listed as peterby / Cordia trichotoma


bowl listed as afata