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Triplochiton scleroxylon

The wood is naturally very light yellow to white or grey. Sapwood and heartwood of the same colour. Also called Obeche, Samba or Wawa

  • 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, mouldings, sauna slats, interior joinery.

Marketing: Logs, KD sawnwood and finished products

Physical and mechanical properties: The wood has fine texture and is easy to work

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