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Entandrophragma utile

Red brown wood with mottled shades and irregular grain. Even colour.

  • 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 and Congo

Possible end-uses: Sliced veneers, furniture, interior and exterior joinery, shipbuilding (Download the table of application for African species)

Marketing: Logs and Sawnwood

Physical and mechanical properties: the wood is soft, elastic and moderately nervous. Low shock-resistance


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