Latin name: Diospyrus crass flora
Distribution: Cameroon, Congo & Gabon
Description: Color is jet black with some gray streaking, younger trees yield a beautiful brown and black tiger stripe. Straight grained with some interlocking, has a very fine texture. (64 lbs/ft3)
Working Properties: Prone to checking and cracking, severe blunting of tools. Glues well, should be pre-bored before screwing or nailing. Polishes to a very high finish produce an excellent end result.