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Pink Ivory

       
 
Pink Ivory Berchemia zeyheri
 
The grain is straight to irregular, while the texture is very fine. Pink Ivory sapwood is almost white, and the pink heartwood, after long exposure, tends to become orange-colored. Pink Ivory seasons very slowly and needs care to prevent checking. The timber is reported to be very strong and stiff. It is difficult to work with hand tools, but is an excellent wood for turnery and carving. It takes a high polish.
 
Source Region: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa and scattering in other parts of southern Africa
 
**Please note: Unless otherwise stated, our turning stock is not kiln dried but in various stages of air drying.
 
Pink Ivory pieces may have some discoloration or sapwood. There is a 30% upcharge for all solid pink pieces requested.