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Janka Hardness 1810 (what's this? )
Doussie is 144% as hard as Red Oak (1810 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Afzelia, spp
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Afzelia, Apa
  • Origin
  • Description
    Doussie is a very popular exotic hardwood with moderate to coarse texture, medium luster, and straight to interlocked graining.
  • Stability
    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.

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