Common Name(s): Amoora, aglaia, bekak, goji nui

Scientific Name: Aglaia spectabilis (syn. Aglaia gigantea)

Distribution: Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

Janka Hardness: 1,280

Color/Appearance: Can range in color from a pale brown to a darker reddish brown. Frequently, color is linked to density—heavier pieces tend to be darker in color. Overall appearance resembles mahogany.

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, and quartersawn surfaces can exhibit a ribbon-stripe grain pattern. It has a fine, even texture and moderate natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Varies depending on particular Aglaia species and growing conditions of the tree, but is generally considered moderately durable to durable.

Workability: Easy to work with hand and machine tools. Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well. Has a tendency to warp or deform during initial drying, although dimensional stability is good once dry.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.

Common Uses: Interior construction, furniture, cabinetry, veneer, boatbuilding, gunstocks, tool handles and other turned objects.