(Colophospermum mopane) The heartwood is brown reddish brown, while the sapwood is yellow to light brown. Mopani is very hard and heavy. Its tonal qualities make it very popular for flutes, piccolos and other traditional instruments. It works relatively easy and will take a good finish.
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Size: 3.31" x 3.31" at base tapering to 2" x 2" at top; 4.68" long
Carving and Turning Blocks: Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.