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. 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.