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AYOUS | OBECHE | ABACHI WOOD (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

Generally easy to work, though the interlocked grain can cause some rough surfaces in some machining operations. Carves, stains, glues, and finishes well. Heartwood tends to be a pale yellow, with the sapwood not clearly differentiated from the heartwood. . This Specie Can be produced and shipped in Saw logs, Peeled Logs, Square edged timber, Round edged timber, Flooring boards, Finishing boards, Unedged boards, Square logs, Decking boards, Parquet floors, Floor planks, Wall coverings(Veneers Sheets), Plywood, Roof coverings, Rattan, Sleepers, Polls and proprietary grade hardwood products of both finish and unfinished.

Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Sauna Laths, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now
Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Sauna Laths, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now
Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Sauna Laths, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now

Ayous Wood Specie

  • Common Name(s): - Ayous, Obeche, Abachi
  • Scientific Name: - Triplochiton scleroxylon
  • Distribution: - Central & West Africa
  • Tree Size: - 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
  • Average Dried Weight: - 24 lbs/ft3 (380 kg/m3)
  • Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): - .32, .38
  • Janka Hardness: - 430 lbf (1,910 N)
  • Modulus of Rupture: - 8,820 lbf/in2 (60.8 MPa)
  • Elastic Modulus: - 970,000 lbf/in2 (6.69 GPa)
  • Crushing Strength: - 4,250 lbf/in2 (29.3 MPa)
  • Shrinkage: - Radial: 3.1%, Tangential: 5.3%, Volumetric: 8.7%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
  • Availability: - Highly Available
  • Restrictions: - None

ALL ABOUT AYOUS WOOD

  • Color/Appearance: - Heartwood tends to be a pale yellow, with the sapwood not clearly differentiated from the heartwood. Colors darken slightly with age.
  • Grain/Texture: - Grain is interlocked, with a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster.
  • Endgrain: - Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; very large pores in no specific arrangement, very few; parenchyma vasicentric, diffuse-in-aggregates; narrow to wide rays, spacing normal.
  • Rot Resistance: - Rated as non-durable; poor insect resistance and liable to fungal staining and discoloration if not dried promptly.
  • Workability: - Generally easy to work, though the interlocked grain can cause some rough surfaces in some machining operations. Carves, stains, glues, and finishes well.
  • Odor: - Has a strongly unpleasant odor when green, which mostly disappears once dried.
  • Allergies/Toxicity: - Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Obeche has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye, skin, and respiratory irritation, as well as runny nose, sneezing, hives, and asthma-like symptoms. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
  • Pricing/Availability: - Lumber is sometimes available, though it’s primarily exported as veneer or plywood. Obeche is relatively inexpensive for an imported hardwood.
  • Sustainability: - This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
  • Common Uses: - Veneer, plywood, carvings, furniture, and interior millwork.
  • Comments: - This African hardwood is very soft and lightweight, but has a decent strength-to-weight ratio. It’s fairly stable in service, and its bland grain patterns are frequently stained a darker color.
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