Afrormosia Wood Lumber (sometimes called Afromosia wood) is known for its beautiful coloration, which ranges from golden to darker brown, gradually turning to a deep, rich, walnut-like color. Hard, heavy and strong, afrormosia lumber is similar to teak lumber in most technical properties, but not difficult to work with and can be glued successfully employing ordinary techniques. Afrormosia wood lumber is similar to teak in color, texture and graining. In addition to its striking appearance, afrormosia has long been a favorite in Europe for high-grade commercial and residential construction when quality and appearance, rather than cost, have been design objectives and a uniform, rich look is desired. A first class cabinet and furniture wood, it is not well known in the United States, but admired by all those who know it.
Afrormosia wood lumber continues to be the best solution for a Teak alternative though is has its draw back for use in Marine applications.