Azobé

The heartwood is fresh reddish brown and turns from dark red to chocolate brown, or sometimes to violetish dark reddish brown. The structure of Azobé is generally quite regular. Fresh Azobé often has an 80-120 mm wide ring of lighter colored transition wood between the heartwood and sapwood. The sapwood up to 50 mm wide is sharply marked and has a clearly lighter color than the heartwood.

  • Product Specifications

  • Origin Gabon
  • Scientific name Lophira alata
  • Rot resistance CLASS 2
  • Termite/insect resistance Class D - durable
  • Average weight (Kiln dried to 12%) >1000 kg/m³
  • Growth area Tropical West Africa
  • Wood type Hardwood
  • Hair Usually cross hair or irregular thread
  • Machinability Despite the hardness Azobé can be machined quite easily
  • Nails and screws Pre-drilling necessary. Iron tends to corrode in contact with Azobé.
  • Applications Decking, sleepers, poles, flooring and bridges

Durability

OVERALL DURABILITY
TERMITE RESISTANT
STABILITY
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