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Entandrophragma Candollei

The wood is red brown with purplish shades and darkens when exposed to light. The texture is coarse with slight interlocked grain. The aspect resembles Sapele.

  • 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: plywood, interior and exterior joinery, sliced and peeled veneers, furniture

Marketing: Sawnwood

Physical and mechanical properties: Fine texture, straight grain as a rule, semi-hard, moderately nervous, rather elastic


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