Vicwood Africa Hardwood Species
The following hardwood species grow in our almost two million hectares of forestry concessions in Cameroon, Central African Republic and Congo. We offer logs and lumber in these species from time to time to new customers. Please see our
pages for details on dimensions, payment terms, minimum orders, etc.
Density in grams/cm3, according to The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Cameroon
Density in kg/m3, according to The ATIBT (Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux)
Cubic metres per 40-foot container
Pericopsis elata Boatbuilding, decking, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, garden furniture, joinery.
Bete a.k.a. Mansonia 0.90 - 0.95
850 - 1000
Mansonia altissima Decorative veneer, high quality cabinet and furniture work, joinery, plywood, turnery.
Bibolo a.k.a. Dibetou, African Walnut or Tigerwood 0.53
450 - 580
Lovoa trichilioides or Lovoa klaineana Cabinetwork, furniture or furniture components, interior joinery, interior paneling, light carpentry, mouldings, seats, shop fittings, sliced veneer, turned goods, peeled veneer for face or back of plywood.
850 - 950
Guarea cedrata Boatbuilding, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, paneling, turnery.
Albizia ferruginea Blockboard, boxes and crates, bridges, cabinetwork, carpentry, flooring, framework, furniture or furniture components, joinery, plywood, panelling, stairs, turnery.
1000 - 1100
Chlorophora excelsa Boardwalks, boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decking, domestic flooring, furniture, garden furniture, joinery, piling and marine work, railroad crossties/sleepers, shop fittings, veneer.
850 - 950
Entandrophragma candollei Boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, plywood.
Mahogany Ivorensis a.k.a. African Mahogany, Ngollon, Khaya or Acajou d'Afrique 0.70
650 - 750
Khaya ivorensis Boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decking, flooring, furniture, joinery, paneling, plywood, shop fixtures, sidings, stairs, veneer, windows.
Monghinza 0.95 - 1.1
1100 - 1300
Manilkara fouilloyana Bridges, decking, hydraulic work, railway ties/sleepers.
Autranella congolensis Barrels and vats, bridges, exterior work, framework, heavy flooring, hydraulic work, interior stairs, poles, railway ties/sleepers, truck and container flooring, veneer.
Staudtia kamerunensis Boatbuilding, bridges, cabinetry, chairs, decking, flooring, furniture or furniture componants, hydraulic work, heavy framing, joinery, panelling, railways ties/sleepers, stairs, truck or container flooring, turnery, veneer.
Obeche a.k.a. Ayous, Samba or Wawa 0.55 - 0.60
550 - 750
Triplochiton scleroxylon Artificial limbs, blockboard, boxes and crates, fibreboard, furniture components, joinery, millwork, particleboard, plywood.
Okan 1.05 - 1.10
1000 - 1100
Cylicodiscus gabunensis Beams, boardwalks, bridges, floating docks, heavy construction, heavy-duty decking and flooring, hydraulic works, marine piling and dockwork, pedestrian bridges, posts, railroad crossties/sleepers, truck flooring, wood foundations.
900 - 1000
Pterocarpus soyauxii Carvings, construction, decorative veneer, fancy turnery, fine joinery, flooring, tool and knife handles.
850 - 950
Entandrophragma cylindricum Decorative veneer, door faces, door frames flooring, framing, furniture and cabinetwork, joinery, paneling, plywood, window frames.
Sipo a.k.a. Utile 0.80
850 - 950
Entandrophragma utile Boatbuilding, decorative veneer, furniture and cabinetwork, joinery, plywood, profiles, turnery.
Erythrophleum ivorense Beams, boardwalks, bridges, decking, flooring, framework, harbour and dockwork, heavy construction, pedestrian bridges, posts, railway crossties/sleepers, truck flooring, stairs.
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This page was last modified on 5 January 2012.