Tamboti, also known as Tambootie, has color ranging from a golden brown to a darker reddish brown, often with black streaks throughout. Tamboti has good working characteristics, and despite its high density, responds well to machining operations. Because of the presence of natural oils, the wood can be difficult to sand. It glues, turns, and finishes well, able to take on a high natural polish. Tamboti is prized in Africa as a decorative hardwood, used for luxury furniture and other high end applications. It’s frequently used as a substitute for Sandalwood. Tamboti is one of the few woods that ought to really be handled and worked with care, regardless of a person’s allergic resistance to other woods—its toxicity is well-known throughout its native range. 1.5" x 1.5" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.