Hardwood lumber species: high density


Hardwood: very high density: azobe / ekki 1.05 : tali 0.92 : okan .91
Hardwood: high density:
niove .89 : wenge .87 : moabi .83 : doussie .81 : pachyloba .81
Hardwood: Medium density: afromosia .77 : bilinga .75 : padauk .73 : izombe .72 :
makore .69 : iroko .64
niove / staudtia stipitata
Niove hardwood lumber is used untreated for in ground, water or marine contact projects.
Exterior uses with no required preservatives:
naval construction, decking,
joinery, framework.


Properties of wood (12% moisture)
Color wood: red brown
Density of wood:
890 kg/m3
Compression strength: 89 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 13,000 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture: 160 MpaNail
Holding: good
Planning wood: easy
Sawing wood: easy
Wood Finishing: good
Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistant: very resistant




wenge / millettia laurentie

Wenge hardwood lumber is used untreated for above the ground or water contact projects.
Exterior uses with no required preservatives: joinery

Properties (12%)
Color: dark brown - black
Density: 870 kg/m3
Compression strength: 85 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 17,000 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture: 134 Mpa
Nail Holding: good
Planing: easy
Sawing: medium difficult
Finishing: good
Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant




moabi / baillonella toxisperma

Moabi hardwood lumber is used untreated for in ground, water or marine contact projects.
Exterior uses with no required preservatives: joinery

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: light yellow brown
Density: 833 kg/m3
Compression strength: 74 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 17,000 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture: 153 Mpa

Nail Holding: good
Planing: easy
Sawing: medium difficult
Finishing: good

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant




doussie / afzelia Africana Smith

Doussie hardwood lumber is used untreated for in ground or water contact projects.
Resistant to acids.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives:
naval construction,
playground equipment, park benches, joinery, chemical tanks,
framework, decking.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: light brown
Density
: 817 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 74 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 13,000 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 120 Mpa

Nail Holding: good
Planing: easy
Sawing: medium difficult
Finishing: good

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant




pachyloba /apa / afzelia pachyloba

Pachyloba hardwood lumber is used untreated for in ground or water contact projects.
Resistant to acids.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives:
park benches,
playground equipment, framework, joinery, chemical tanks,
naval construction, decking.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: light yellow brown
Density: 817 kg/m3
Compression strength: 74 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 13,700 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture: 120 Mpa
Nail Holding: good
Planing: easy
Sawing: medium difficult
Finishing: good
Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant

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