Doussie is 144% as hard as Red Oak (1810 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
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Doussie is a very popular exotic hardwood with moderate to coarse texture, medium luster, and straight to interlocked graining.
Doussie demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Doussie has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with its dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Doussie undergoes substantial color change with pronounced darkening from a light orange brown to a deeper mahogany color over time.
- Color Range
Doussie is naturally an orange brown shade, and ages to medium brown.