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NOTE: there is rarely any "standard" or "typical" look for a wood so take what's in this table with a grain of salt
the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood

afrormosia / Pericopsis spp. (previously Afrormosia spp.)


5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.

Diffuse porous with moderately sparse, medium sized pores, randomly distributed with vasicentric parenchyma and considerable confulent parenchyma. Rays are visible at 10X but never with the naked eye. Growth boundaries are sometimes vague but always discernible.



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn afrormosia / Afrormosia elata --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Note that Afrormosia elata is a synonym for Pericopsis elata.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of afrormosia / Pericopsis angolensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet 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


both sides of a stick of afrormosia, cut from another larger piece from somewhere on this page, shown because I needed to get another end grain update for this wood --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above and also a similar fine sanded end grain from the other end of the piece


both sides of a plank. HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides and end grain of a large plank --- color is accurate --- this piece is rough and I did not take an end grain closeup shot because I'll do that on a smaller piece after I've fine sanded it. OK, now I've done that and the pics are directly below


two small planks cut from the large one. The one on top is rough sanded and the one on the bottom is fine sanded, and you can certainly see the difference in color and grain clarity.


end grain of the two pieces directly above


end grain closeup of the fine-sanded piece from the two directly above. I put fine sanded in quotes because up close like this you can seen that my fine sanding wasn't all that fine.


face grain closeup and extreme closeup from the fine sanded plank


another plank (and end grain shot) cut from the large one at the top of the page


end grain closeup of the piece directly above, and this time I got the fine sanding right !


plank and end grain


end grain closeup of the piece directly above



both sides of a plank and end grain for each


a smaller piece cut from the same plank as above


plank and end grain --- this piece was purchased from a vendor who generally supplies low quality wood


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


two more pieces from the same plank


the smaller of the two pieces directly above, moistened with water to show the substantial color change that a finishing agent will cause in this wood.


plank and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


quartersawn figured veneer --- the figure is weak, but does show up more than you can see in these pics. The actual wood has a slight yellow tint not captured in these pics. Compare my pics to the one posted by the vendor (directly below) --- my pics are not quite yellow enough and hers are definitely too yellow


this is the pics posted on ebay by the vendor who sold me the quartersawn figured veneer directly above.


flat cut veneer sheet and closeup


flat cut veneer sheet and closeup


flat cut veneer sheet and closeup


flat cut veneer sheet and closeup

web pics:


quartersawn plank


planks


plank with an unlikely purple color


both sides of a plank and a closeup


quartersawn?


a long board



a long board and just above it a closeup of one portion


planks specifically listed as Pericopsis elata


veneer


veneer, all from the same vendor, who actually had it listed as "afromosia" [missing "r"], which is such a common mistake that some lists will show that as a valid spelling.


veneer listed as Pericopsis elata


veneer closeups w/ both levels of enlargement


quartersawn figured veneer


figured veneer and closeup


figured veneer and closeup


crotch veneer




pics from the BogusColorVendor so the colors are very unlikely


planks


plank and closeup