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Afzelia


Continent

Afrika
Origin
“Afzelia spp” Family Leguminosae
Range
West, Central and East Africa.

Properties

Heartwood reddish brown after exposure; sapwood pale straw to whitish, well defined. Texture moderate to coarse; grain straight to interlocked; medium luster; without characteristic odor or taste. Some pores contain a yellow dyestuff which, under moist conditions, can discolour textiles, paper, or other cellulosic materials.

Machining

Rather difficult to saw and machine because of rapid dulling of saw teeth and cutters but works to a smooth finish; some tearing of grain in radial faces. Difficult to stain where pores contain yellow deposits. Classified moderate in wood bending properties. Dust may be irritating. Difficult to glue.

Seasoning

Finishing

Jointing

Similar woods

Bossè

Uses

Exterior joinery (window frames, doors,) flooring, Heavy construction including harbour and dock work, furniture, because of good acid resistance used for vats and tanks.

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