AZOBE

Ochinaceae

Azobe / Ekki - West Africa

AZOBE

OriginWest Africa
AvailabilitySquare edged boards air dried / Kiln dried
ColourThe bark is typically red-brown in colour, up to two cm thick, and has a bright yellow layer underneath. White deposits in the pores.
Usage
  • Hydraulic works (fresh water)
  • bridges (parts in contact with water or ground)
  • Vehicle or container flooring
  • Heavy carpentry, wood frame house, poles, resistant to one or several acids, sleepers, industrial or heavy flooring
  • Stairs (inside), bridges (parts not in contact with water)
  • Cooperage, stakes, hydraulic works (seawater)
DurabilityDurable
Density1060 kg/m3
Movement in ServiceMedium
MachiningMedium
Thicknesses2 to 4 cm
Specification

Width 150 to 400 mm

Length 2400 to 5000 mm

Basic Price Level

Moderate-High: Contact for pricing

Summary

The timber also has better electrical properties than other wood making it possible to use it in poles for electric fences without separate isolators.

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