Anjan (Hardwickia binata)
Anjan (Hardwickia binata)

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Common Name(s): Anjan

Scientific Name: Hardwickia binata

Distribution: India

Tree Size: 50-80 ft (15-25 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 46 lbs/ft3 (745 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .61, .74

Janka Hardness: 1,460 lbf (6,490 N)*

*Estimated hardness based upon specific gravity

Modulus of Rupture: No data available

Elastic Modulus: 2,177,000 lbf/in2 (15.01 GPa)

Crushing Strength: 8,170 lbf/in2 (56.4 MPa)

Shrinkage: Radial: 3.0%, Tangential: 4.0%, Volumetric: 8.0%, T/R Ratio: 1.3

Color/Appearance: Heartwood dark reddish brown to nearly black. Sapwood thin, whitish in color.

Grain/Texture: Interlocked grain. Close grain.

Endgrain: No data available.

Rot Resistance: Very durable.

Workability: High cutting resistance. Good dimensional stability in regards to flatness, though it can split or check.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Anjan. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Pricing/Availability: No data available.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: No data available.

Comments: No data available.

Related Species:

None available.

Scans/Pictures: A special thanks to Steve Earis for providing the wood sample and turned photo of this wood species.

Anjan (Hardwickia binata)
Anjan (sanded)

Indian Anjan (sealed)
Anjan (sealed)

Anjan (endgrain)
Anjan (endgrain)

Indian Anjan (endgrain 10x)
Anjan (endgrain 10x)

Anjan (turned)
Anjan (turned)
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