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Iroko

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The height of the tree reaches about 160 feet (49 m), with trunk diameters ranging from 48 to 72 inches (120 to 200 cm).

AREA: Africa

COUNTRIES: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaire, Zimbabwe.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is white and distinguishes markedly from the heart of the wood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is light yellow or brown and darkens as it grows.

USES: Construction of boats, floors, frames, furniture, interior decoration, construction of stairs, handrails, interior and exterior frames.

CHANGES IN TREATMENT: Iroko is stable in its dimensions, and keeps its shape well after processing.

Iroko has very good corrosion properties, which allows it to be used in outdoor applications.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 10165 12730 Psi
Impact Resistance   1780 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 4915 8140 Psi
FSPL   8050 Psi
Impact Strength 28 23 Inches
Stiffness 1284 1763 1000psi
Hardness   1540 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1550 Psi
Durability   369 In-Ibs
Specific Weight 0.55 0.78  
Weight 58 49 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   42 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

 

Niangon

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree reaches a height of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 meters), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 cm).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has an off-white color, is up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long, and is not always different from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is initially pale pink, reddish-brown. The color darkens over time.

USES: Construction of boats, interior and exterior frames, furniture and parts of furniture, General carpentry, Greenhouses, Woodworking, veneer.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have moderate changes in the dimensions during and after processing. Wood is recommended for use in exposed conditions such as exterior doors, window frames, and greenhouses.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 9690 12350 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 5088 7200 Psi
Impact Strength 28 32 Inches
Stiffness 1305 1477 1000psi
Hardness   1100 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1619 Psi
Specific Weight 0.54 0.56  
Weight 51 39 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   10 %


 

ฮœeranti

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: Trees are said to be large enough and tall, with straight, cylindrical logs usually reaching up to 200 feet (60 m), with a diameter of 60 to 72 inches (150 to 180 cm).

AREA: Oceania and Southeast Asia.

COUNTRIES: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has a pink color, and is not clearly delimited by the heart.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is dark brown with deep red, and sometimes deep purple. It often has red streaks.

USES: Construction of boats, floors, furniture, Beams, office furniture, frames, frames

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It has good dimensional stability.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 7725 11434 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 3725 5882 Psi
Stiffness 1363 1612 1000psi
Hardness   802 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1450 Psi
Specific Weight 0.55 0.67  
Weight   42 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   42 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   8 %
Durability   255 In-Ibs

 

Burma Teak

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree, under favorable conditions, reaches heights from 130 to 150 feet (39 to 45 meters). The trunk is often referred to, clear of branches, at a height of 80 to 90 feet (24 to 27 meters).

AREA: South-East Asia.

COUNTRIES: Burma.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has white to pale yellow color and is distinctly separated from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: It has a uniform dark golden-brown color.

USES: Boat Construction, Cabinets, Outdoor Use, Furniture, Frames, Frames, Garden Furniture, Parquet, Deck, etc.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is stable in its dimensions and keeps its shape well after construction.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 10975 13710 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 5543 7605 Psi
Stiffness 1408 1543 1000psi
Hardness   1000 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1890 Psi
Specific Weight 0.53 0.59  
Weight 51 40 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   40 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage  (G-->OD)   3 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

Abura

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree can reach a height of up to 100 feet (30 m), with its trunk diameter from 24 to 60 inches (60 to 150 cm).

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Congo, Ghana.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The wood is yellow to light brown, with a pink complexion. Defeats in a single gray-pink color with age. Sapphire does not differ from the heart.

USES: Interior floors, furniture, stairs and stairs, light constructions, shipbuilding, kitchen cabinets.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance   12167 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 3960 6412 Psi
Impact Strength 25 27 Inches
Stiffness 1180 1543 1000psi
Hardness   780 Lbs
Specific Weight   0.57  
Weight 43 34 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   34 Lbs/cu.ft.

 

Sipo

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree reaches a height of 150 to 200 feet (45 to 60 m), with a trunk diameter of 30 to 72 inches (80 to 180 cm).

AREA: Africa

COUNTRIES: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has a light brown color, and is well defined by the heart. It is reported to be up to 2 inches (0.50 cm) wide.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartbeat matures from pink to brown to deep red-brown or purple-brown.

USES: Boat Construction, Furniture, Carpentry, Stair Construction, Kitchen Cabinets, Office Furniture, Veneers, etc.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have moderate dimensional stability, and with moderate change in use.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 11100 15270 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 5430 7772 Psi
Impact Strength 29 25 Inches
Stiffness 1440 1584 1000psi
Hardness   1260 Lbs
Separation Resistance   2450 Psi
Specific Weight 0.53 0.66  
Weight 52 40 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   41 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   5 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

Wenge

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is described as medium-sized, reaching a height of 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters) and a trunk diameter of 30 to 36 inches (75 to 100 cm).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has a pale yellow or off-white color, and is clearly distinct from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood has dark brown and black color.

USES: Musical instruments, Woodworking, Furniture, Handmade furniture, Kitchen cabinets, parquet, etc.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is stable in its dimensions and keeps its shape well after construction.

Resistance to the adverse effects of weather is reported to be high, making Wenge suitable for outdoor applications.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 12500 19500 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 6300 10300 Psi
Stiffness 2060 2360 1000psi
Hardness   1630 Lbs
Separation Resistance   2430 Psi
Specific Weight 0.72 0.91  
Weight 72 57 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   54 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   3 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

Doussie

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree reaches a height of more than 100 feet (30 m), with its trunk diameters reaching from 36 to 48 inches (90 to 120 centimeters).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is pale yellow to off-white and is markedly delimited by the heart.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood has a red-brown color.

USES: Construction of boats, interior and exterior frames, furniture and furniture parts, General carpentry.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It has good dimensional stability.

DOUSSIE has very high bending strength, and is much stronger than Teak (about 12 percent moisture content). It is a very heavy and dense wood.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance   17195 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance   11030 Psi
Impact Strength   31 Inches
Stiffness   1915 1000psi
Hardness   1810 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1810 Psi
Specific Weight 0.67 0.82  
Weight 68 51 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   51 Lbs/cu.ft.

 

African Walnut - Bete

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The mature tree is reported to be about 50 feet (15 m) high, with a trunk diameter of 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 centimeters).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda.

SAPWOOD COLOR: Well delimited sapwood is described as a rosy gray or light brown color.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartbeat is initially pink, but turns into a golden brown color from sun exposure and usually has a golden glow.

USES: Cabinets, Chairs, Office Furniture, Dining Rooms, Flooring, Woodworking, Doors

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have good dimensional stability.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Specific Weight   0.59  
Density   45 Lbs/cu.ft.

 

Bubinga

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is said to often reach a height of more than 100 feet (30 meters) and a trunk diameter of 36 inches (90 cm).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is white in color.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood has red to red-brown color. After exposure, the wood becomes yellow or brown with a red tint.

USES: Yacht Construction, Furniture, Stairs, Tool Handles, Handmade Furniture, Kitchen Cabinets, Parquet.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: Wood is reported to be particularly stable, subject to minimal dimensional change.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance   22293 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance   10010 Psi
Stiffness   2290 1000psi
Hardness   65 Lbs
Specific Weight   0.88  
Weight 65 55 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   58 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   5 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   9 %

 

Frake

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree reaches a height of 150 feet (46 m), with a trunk diameter of 4 to 8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 m).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaire.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The commercial market is said to be in two colors: uniform cream to pale yellow or grayish brown to almost black. Wisdom and warmth are not clearly differentiated.

USES: Furniture, Interior Design, Woodworking, Frames, Plywood.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: Wood is reported to be particularly stable, subject to minimal variation in dimensions due to fluctuations in the surrounding atmospheric conditions.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 6000 8800 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 2780 4730 Psi
Stiffness 770 1010 1000psi
Hardness   490 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1410 Psi
Specific Weight 0.38 0.45  
Weight   34 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   34 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

Tauari

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is said to reach a height of up to 120 feet (37 m) with a trunk diameter ranging from 36 to 48 inches (90 to 120 centimeters).

AREA: Central and Latin America.

COUNTRIES: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The heartwood has a dull or white color, with pink or yellowish tones. The heart and sapphire are not distinct.

USES: General Woodworking, Furniture, Wardrobes, Kitchen Cabinets, Parquet, Plywood, Stairs.

STRENGTH PROPERTIES: It has a high bending strength (about 12 percent moisture content), comparable to that of Teak. Tauari is heavy wood and has a high density.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 9240 13520 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 4260 7460 Psi
Stiffness 1730 1800 1000psi
Specific Weight 0.46 0.45  
Weight   37 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   43 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   7 %


 

Sucupira

AREA: Central and Latin America.

COUNTRIES: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is distinct from the heartwood and has a grayish white or yellowish white color.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The heartwood has dark brown to reddish brown color.

USES: Tool handles, Handmade furniture, Flooring, Interior trim, Carpentry, Stairs.

STRENGTH PROPERTIES: The species has a very high density.

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Weight 75   Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   57 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   5 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   7 %

 

Ayous

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is said to be very tall and thin. It reaches a height of 150 to 180 feet (45 to 55 meters), with an average body diameter of 36 to 60 inches (90 to 150 cm).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaire.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The wood is yellowish-brown, creamy white or pale yellow. Heart and sapphire are not clearly differentiated, and the latter is reported to have a width of up to 6 inches (15 cm).

USES: Yacht Construction, Wardrobes, Furniture, Woodworking, Marquetry, Particleboard, Kitchen Cabinets, Lifeguards, Office Furniture, etc.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: Wood is reported to be particularly stable, subject to minimal variations in dimensions due to fluctuations in the surrounding atmospheric conditions.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 5100 7400 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 2570 3930 Psi
Stiffness 720 860 1000psi
Hardness   430 Lbs
Separation Resistance   990 Psi
Specific Weight 0.32 0.38  
Weight 29 24 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   23 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   3 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   5 %

 

Coto

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is said to reach a height of 120 to 135 feet (37 to 40 m), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm). Develops straight trunks without branches for about 40 to 80 feet (12 to 24 m).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood has a pale yellow color, and is not clearly delimited by the heart.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The heartwood is creamy-white with a greyish tint.

USES: Doors, Furniture, Tool Handles, Kitchen Cabinets.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have moderate dimensional stability, and with moderate change in use.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 10070 15295 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 4925 8064 Psi
Stiffness 1359 1787 1000psi
Hardness   1970 Lbs
Specific Weight 0.51 0.55  
Weight 56 43 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   38 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   11 %

 

Dabema

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree is reported to reach a height of 150 feet (45 m), with a trunk diameter of 36 to 48 inches (100 to 120 centimeters).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is from pale pink to gray-red, and is clearly separated from the heartwood. It is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) in width.

HEARTWOD COLOR: Heartwood varies from light to dark brown.

USES: Construction of bridges, Doors, Frames, Parquet, Partitions, Coaches, etc.

ODOR: Wood releases unpleasant smell when freshly cut.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have moderate dimensional stability, and with moderate change in use.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 10450 14900 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 5107 8100 Psi
Stiffness 1530 1976 1000psi
Hardness   1320 Lbs
Separation Resistance   1930 Psi
Specific Weight 0.56 0.69  
Weight 58 41 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   43 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   9 %
Durability   248 In-Ibs

 

Okoume

TREE CHARACTERISTICS: The tree has a normal height of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 m), sometimes up to 200 feet (60 m). The diameter of its trunk ranges from 36 to 96 inches (90 to 240 cm). It produces usually slightly curved but cylindrical trunks that are clear of branches up to 70 feet (21 m).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is white or light gray, and is not clearly delimited by the heart.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The heartwood has a pale pinkish brown, or reddish brown. Exposure to light has been reported to bring about a gradual change in color, which eventually achieves a look similar to mahogany.

USES: Handmade furniture, Woodwork, frames, chipboard, plywood, veneers.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have good dimensional stability.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance   9685 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance   4553 Psi
Stiffness   1140 1000psi
Hardness   310 Lbs
Separation Resistance   970 Psi
Specific Weight 0.38 0.44  
Weight   25 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   28 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   4 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   6 %

 

Sapele

FEATURES OF THE TREE: It is said to reach a height of 150 feet (45 m) with a trunk diameter of 48 to 72 inches (120 to 180 cm).

AREA: Africa.

COUNTRIES: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is gray-pink or cream colored.

HEARTWOD COLOR: The heartwood is pink when the stem is fresh, but matures in red-brown or purple-brown color.

USES: Boat Construction, Furniture, Woodworking, Office Furniture, veneers, etc.

CHANGES IN PROCESSING: It is reported to have moderate dimensional stability and moderate change in use.

 

  FRESH DRY MEASUREMENT UNITS
Bending Resistance 10233 17895 Psi
Maximum Shock Resistance 5115 8788 Psi
Stiffness 1397 1704 1000psi
Hardness   1510 Lbs
Separation Resistance   2288 Psi
Specific Weight 0.48 0.62  
Weight 52 42 Lbs/cu.ft.
Density   42 Lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)   5 %
Attached Shrinkage (G-->OD)   7 %