The quality of Mozambique wood is largely determined by the type of sawmill used to produce it. Many sawmills offer other types of sawdust, made from different woods. The majority of sawmills in the country use sawdust from other countries. However, the majority of them are based in the Mozambique region. This is because many of these lumber mills don't use high-quality wood.
Redwood is the wood that comes out of Mozambique. It is a medium brown colour with greyish-black stripes. The grain is straight. Some logs can show a large-scale broken figure, similar to a teak. Although it is difficult to find dead flat logs, most logs are light and even. This wood may not be flat depending on the mill's requirements.
Purple Heartwood, also known by Amaranth is a highly sought-after material. It is strong and water-resistant making it an excellent choice for boat decks. This wood is also very unique. It's brown in the forest but turns purple when exposed to UV light. When heated with a dull saw, it produces resin. This resin can be toxic to people, so it is best to work with the wood before utilizing it for building.
Sandalwood is a particularly beautiful species of Mozambique wood. It has a soft, creamy scent that has been prized for centuries. Its durability is an important characteristic of the furniture industry. It is the second most expensive wood in the world. Its oil is highly valued and used in perfumes as well as the cosmetic industry. It is highly sought-after because of its long-lasting fragrance. It is also endangered, which means it can be hard to find in the wild.