Afritimsu Group Hardwoods

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Afritimsu Group Woods Species

Our logs come from the West and Central African coast most especially from Cameroon and Gabon. Quality is A, B, B+ for logs. Around Fourty principal species of this logs are available, in the qualities required by our clients, to order or from stock, with possibility of 500CMB per wood supply ability per month. We can commit to providing higher volumes, which always respect ATIBT quality standards. We deliver this product to all possible destinations, by conventional boat, container, truck or train. Orders can be placed for the woods listed in our general listing page and immediate order from the following species below;



Mussivi | Mussibi | Rosewood (Guibourtia Coleosperma)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Mussive is a beautiful orange-red wood. It is one of most popular species that are imported

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Niangon Wood (Tarrietia densiflora)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Niangon is very durable wood and it is extremely resistant to weathering and moisture. It looks like mahogany with a white greyish sapwood and a brownish-red heartwood. Fine wood with high hardness, Niangon has a luxurious look that makes it suitable for furniture and precious flooring. For its high resistance to water and humidity it is also used for the construction of vessels and window frames subject to harsh climates.

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Niové Wood (Staudtia kamerunensis)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

The heartwood is red-brown to orange-brown with darker brown streaks. The 80-100 mm thick, light coloured sapwood merges into a light orange-yellow transitional zone which can be quite thick between the heartwood and the sapwood. Sanded heartwood has a color similar to Teak which when finished, with a clear water based polyurethane finish, highlights the rich qualities of the wood and produces a wood that resembles American black cherry in color, grain, and texture.

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Okan | Denya Wood (Cylicodiscus gabunensis)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Okan’s heartwood is yellow to yellow-brown with a more or less light to dark green, olive green tint, which can sometimes give off a coppery glow under the influence of light red-brown. On the crosscut surface, the thick growth rings can be clearly identified by their dark coloured edges. The sapwood is light pink and 50-75 mm thick, and is clearly differentiated in colour from the heartwood. When damp, Okan has an unpleasant smell, but is without taste or smell when dry.

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Okoume Wood (Aucoumea klaineana)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood. High silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Planing and shaping may produce tearout or fuzzy surfaces. Glues and finishes well. Common Uses for okoume wood is Veneer, plywood, boatbuilding, musical instruments, furniture, and interior millwork.

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Ovangkol | Shedua Wood (Guibourtia ehie)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Rated as moderately durable, with good resistance to insect attack. Varying shades of yellowish to reddish brown with darker brown, gray, or black stripes. Moderately wide sapwood is a pale yellow, clearly demarcated from heartwood. Sometimes seen with a curly or mottled grain pattern. Overall a fairly easy wood to work, though Ovangkol contains silica and can therefore dull cutters prematurely. Also, if the grain is interlocked

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Padauk | Vermillion Wood(Pterocarpus soyauxii)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Has excellent decay resistance, and is rated as durable to very durable. Padauk is also reported to be resistant to termites and other insects. Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown (some lighter pieces age to a grayish brown).

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Pau Rosa Wood (Bobgunnia madagascariensis)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

very durable regarding decay resistance, and is also resistant to insect attack. Pau Rosa has good weathering characteristics in outdoor applications.Heartwood tends to vary in color from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish brown, with darker brown streaks common.

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African Purpleheart Wood (Peltogyne spp.)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Very durable, and resists both decay and most insect attacks, though it has been reported to be susceptible to attack from marine borers.Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.

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Panga Panga Wood (Millettia stuhlmannii)

Available in Logs & Customised Form

Very durable, and resistant to termite attack. Heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil-finish) the wood can become nearly black. Can be difficult to work with hand and power tools. Blunts tool edges. Can sand unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas.

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