Latin name: Tieghmella heckelii
Common name(s): African Cherry, Douka, Cherry Mahogany
Sources: West Africa
Characteristics: Heartwood can vary from pinkish red to rich blood red. Usually straight grain, but when interlocked grain is present produces block mottled figure, striping, or combination when quarter sliced.
Common cuts: Quarter sliced, Plain sliced, Rotary cut
Uses: Architectural millwork, molding, judges panels, flat wall panels, some cabinetry, fine furniture, inlay, and accent trim.
Availability: Reasonable depending on specifications
Price: $$$-$$$$ depending on specification