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Mopani

 
 
Mopani Colophospermum mopane
 
Mopani heartwood is brown to reddish, the thin sapwood is yellow to light brown. The wood is very hard and heavy. It doesn’t split or slit easily, the oily content of the wood might explain this worthwhile characteristic. Mopani produces high quality furniture and is also used for inlays in light colored wood. It has been used for many years for flutes, piccolos and other traditional instruments. The tone is as rich and powerful as Blackwood, but is a little bit warmer. It resembles the tone of the Cocus wood used on flutes until that wood became commercially extinct. Its high density, light sound and workability make it an attractive alternative to Blackwood, especially in very dry and humid countries where Blackwood has tendency to split.
 
Typical Uses: Furniture, inlays, musical instruments
 
Source Region: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Province of South Africa
 
**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.