acajou

Acajou

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Khaya Ivorensis
Pilot Names: Acajou, N’Gollon, African Mahogany

END USES

Cabinetwork / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Ship building / Exterior joinery / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Exterior panelling/ Light carpentry

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Red brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,57 0,08
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,39% 0,03%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 5,5% 0,5%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Moderately durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Susceptible
Use class: Class 2 – Inside or under cover

DRYING

Drying rate: Rapid
Risk of distortion: Sligth risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: Sligth risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct