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Pear – Hard

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Species Description: Wood Species

Hard Pear is a dense hard timber that grows in the Knysna area.  It is available in limited quantities and dimensions, but makes highly desirable furniture. Some planks display wonderful ripple patterning. Takes a very smooth finish.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: Furniture, cabinetry, tool handles.

Comments: In the past it was used for bridge building, wagon making and all sorts of other uses that required a tough, hard wood.

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Available on backorder

Botanical Name

Olinia? ventosa

Other Names

Hard Pear

Main Color Group

Light Brown

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

56

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

900

Janka Hardness - LBF

2150

Janka Hardness - N

9600

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