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Afzelia bipiendensis, Afzelia pachyloba

After sawing, the wood is first light brown and then darkens. The general aspect is rather uniform with quite coarse texture.

  • Resistance to fungi poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to dry wood insect borers poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to termites poor weak medium good
  • Impregnability poor weak medium good
  • Stability poor weak medium good


Origin: Cameroon

Possible end-uses: flooring, furniture, cabinet-making, exterior and interior joinery

Marketing: Sawnwood

Physical and mechanical properties: the wood is hard to very hard, moderately nervous, quite fissile and with low shock-resistance. Very low shrinkage, very good dimensional stability


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