Hardwood lumber species: medium 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

afromosia /assamela / pericopsis elata

Afromosia lumber is used untreated for in ground or water contact projects. Acid resistant.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives: naval construction, decking, joinery,
garden furniture, chemical tanks.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: brown
Density
: 770 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 64 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10,400 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 130 Mpa

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

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: resistant



bilinga/ badi / nauclea trillesii

Bilinga lumber is used untreated for in ground, water or marine contact projects.
Resistant to marine borers.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives: naval construction, decking, hydraulic works,
anti-slip board, decking bridge, terrace, posts, beams, truck flooring, joinery, stairs,
harbor works, boardwalk.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: yellow brown
Density
: 753 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 62 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 11,800 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 110 Mpa

Nail Holding: medium (pre-boring)
Planing: medium
Sawing: difficult
Finish: good

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant




African padauk / pterocarpus soyauxii

African padauk lumber is used untreated for in ground or water contact projects.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives: decking, joinery, naval constrution.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: red-pink
Density
: 737 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 62 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 12,300 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 106 Mpa
Nail Holding: good
Planing: easy
Sawing: easy
Gluing: good
Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: very resistant



izombe / testulea gabonensis

Izombe lumber is used untreated for above the ground projects.
Exterior uses with no required preservatives: naval construction, truck flooring.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: orange brown
Density
: 720 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 61 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10,594 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 102 Mpa

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

Decay resistibility: resistant
Wear resistibility: resistant




makore / douka / tieghemella heckelli

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

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: Brown yellow
Density
: 690 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 58 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 11,200 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 105 Mpa

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

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: resistant




iroko / chlorophora excelsa

Iroko lumber is not recommanded untreated for permanent in ground contact projects.

Exterior uses with no required preservatives
: joinery, decking, boardwalk,
naval construction, garden furniture, chemical tanks, beam.

Properties (12% moisture)
Color: golden brown
Density
: 673 kg/m3
Compression Strength: 57 Mpa
Modulus of Elasticity: 11,200 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture : 80 Mpa

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

Decay resistibility: very resistant
Wear resistibility: resistant

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