Originally Posted by bengoshi2000
Mopani / Mopane is used a fair bit in musical instruments. Here's a close-up pic of a set of Irish Uilleann Pipes in Mopane (made by the premiere pipe-makers Koehler & Quinn).
That's the natural color too right? I love that wood. I don't know if Ironwoods would be safe or not, but I don't see why not. I mean the reason we use Mopani is because it's a hardwood, and it doesn't rot underwater. Ironwoods are HARDER than mopani, so I'm guessing they'd definitely not rot?