Acajou

Khaya ivorensis

Acajou - West Africa

ACAJOU

OriginWest Africa
AvailabilitySquare edged boards air dried /Kiln dried
Colour

It is a light pinkish brown wood, darkening upon exposure to a reddish brown.

Usage
  • Cabinet work (high class furniture)
  • Sliced veneer
  • Ship building (planking and deck)
  • Veneer for back or face of plywood
  • Interior joinery, light carpentry
  • Current furniture or furniture component
  • Interior and exterior paneling
  • Open boats
  • Exterior joinery
DurabilityModerately Durable
Density570 kg/m3
Movement in ServiceMedium
MachiningEasy
Thicknesses3 to 8 cm
Specification

Width 150 to 400 mm 

Length 2400 to 5000 mm

Basic Price LevelModerate-High: Contact for pricing
Summary

The machining of Acajou can be done easily. Pre-drilling is recommended. The gluing and properties are good, but the finishing requires additional measures (e.g. filling of the pores). It dries moderately slowly, sometimes with risks of cracking and deformation.

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