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4/4 KD $ 10.65 BF
5/4 AD $ 10.92 BF
2 x 2 x 12" KD Squares $ 9.20 each
Bowl Blanks - limited quantity - please inquire.
Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications
Other Common Names: Zingana (Gabon), Allen ele (Cameroon).
Distribution: West Africa, mainly in Gabon and Cameroon, gregarious, sometimes in pure stands along riverbanks.
The Tree: A tall tree to 150 ft; bole straight and cylindrical but relatively short, up to 50 ft; trunk diameters 4 to 5 ft over low buttresses.
General Characteristics: Heartwood pale yellow brown with narrow darker streaks, striping pattern varies considerably; sapwood white up to 4 in. wide, distinct. Texture medium to coarse; grain usually wavy or interlocked; lustrous; unpleasant odor disappears after drying.
Weight: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) about 0.70; air-dry density 53 pcf.
Mechanical Properties: (2-cm standard)
Moisture content Bending strength Modulus of elasticity Maximum crushing strength
(%) (Psi) (1,000 psi) (Psi)
12% (44) 17,200 NA 8,500
12% (47) 22,800 2,340 10,700
Amsler toughness 550 in.-lb at 12% moisture content (2-cm specimen).
Drying and Shrinkage: Difficult to season without warping, should be quartersawn to minimize degrade. Kiln schedule T2-C2 is suggested for 4/4 stock and T2-C1 for 8/4. Shrinkage green to ovendry: radial 6.8%; tangential 1.5% volumetric 16.5%
Working Properties: Saws fairly well, a clean smooth finish is sometimes difficult to obtain with machine or hand planing, tearing of interlocked grain; good gluing properties, veneers need careful handling to avoid cracking.
Durability: Heartwood is durable and resistant to termite attack.
Preservation: Heartwood extremely resistant; sapwood permeable.
Uses: Decorative veneers, turnery. Because of high toughness, used in ski manufacture, tool handles, etc.
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