Piptadeniastrum Africanum


OriginWest Africa
AvailabilitySquare edged planks air dried / Kiln dried
ColourLight brown to golden brown
UsageDabéma is used for truck and wagon flooring and for structural applications as a substitute for Oak. It is strongly advised to use only thick dimensions, since small dimensions are not stable. After careful drying, it can be used for quarter sawn flooring elements.
DurabilityModerately Durable
Density700 kg/m³ KD
Movement in ServiceMedium
Thicknesses5 to 15 cm

Width 150 to 400 mm

Length 2400 to 5000 mm

Basic Price LevelModerate-High: Contact for pricing
SummaryDabema is easily well-steamed, making is useful for processing as plywood. Boards should be treated with undiluted oxalic acid, since a strong ammonia smell emanates from this wood.