So I just posted a puzzle made from this wood and thought it might add a little if i added the info on the wood, this comes from a write up by the puzzle maker not me. What the heck do i know about wood.My words in blue, off the write up in black.
Kiaat real name is Pterocarpus angolensis......what a mouthful.
Kiaat is the name given this wood in South Africa but in Tanzania its called Muninga and they say this is the adopted name in Britain.
Elsewhere it is known as Ambila (in Mozambique) and Mukwa (Zimbabwe and Zambia) and Bloodwood (in Nambia). comment but I think the last one is incorrect
This is a high quality timber of handsome appearance. The heartwood is basically light to medium brown with darker streaks, toning down to a pleasing golden brown shade. Its decorative appearance is sometimes enhanced by irregulalry interlocking grain and brilliant streaks of red (comment Larry read narly grain )
The qualities of this timber are appreciated in countries of origin so only limited quantities are exported. (comment yeah if i know why its all being burnt for firewood)
Kiaat combines a handsome , dignified appearance with excellent woodworking and finishing qualities, durability and stability of service. Its eminently suitable for high class furniture, cabinet work and joinery. In East Africa (Tanzania way) its also used for shipbuilding and plywood manufacture. (comment i aint ever seen any plywood made in that part of the world)
The guy who wrote this knows a thing or two about marketing and probably sold wine before.