African Kingwood

African Kingwood

Kingwood is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. It was the most expensive wood in general use for furniture making in the seventeenth century, at which time it was known as princes wood.

Wood Color / Appearance

Heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks. Sapwood is pale yellow and sharply demarcated from the heartwood.

Wood Grain / Texture

Grain is usually straight or occasionally interlocked. Fine, uniform texture and a high natural luster.

Rot Resistance

Reported as being very durable in decay resistance, and is also resistant to termites.


7' & Up


Width - 18" & up
Thickness - 2.5" (Other thickness available on order)

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