AFRORMOSIA

afrormosiaBOTANICAL NAMES
Afrormosia elata Harms.
It belongs to the family of Leguminosae-Papilionatae

> TRADE MANES
Afrormosia – Italy
Kokrodua, Afrormosia – England
Assamela – France

> ORIGINAL NAMES
Ayin, Egbi, Ehuta – Nigeria
Bohalala, Ole, Wahala – Congo

> GROWTH AREA
This tree develops below ground of the Guinea coats, between the Congo and the Ivory Coast, until the Ghana.

> TECNOLOGICAL FEATURES
The sapwood is narrow, whitish, with a marked tendency to yellow. Instead, the heartwood is characterised by a brown-yellow colour with darker streaks. Its fine texture and its regular fibre give to this wood pleasant appearance. The Afrormosia is considered a decorative wood; infect it is often used for furniture in Scandinavian style as substitute for Teak.

>DRYING METHOD
It can easily be dried with very good results. It is a hard and compact wood, easy to work and with only a single polishing we obtain a wonderful sheen.

> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
The specific weight of the sawn wood dried on open air goes from 700 to 800 Kg/m3

> MAIN USES AND WORKING
This wood is used for the production of a large range of items in the transformation industry: from Versailles to nautical furniture. Thanks to its resistance to atmospheric agents, it is used for external constructions.

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