ayous

Ayous

Family: STERCULIACEAE
Scientific name: Triplochiton scleroxylon
Pilot names: Ayous, Samba, Wawa, Obeche

END USES

Moulding / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Boxes and crates / Fiber or particle boards / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Blockboard

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Light yellow
Sapwood: Not demarcated
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,38 0,05
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,36% 0,11%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 5% 0,5%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Not durable
Dry wood borers: Susceptible
Termites: Susceptible
Use class: Class 1 – Inside (No dampness)

DRYING

Drying rate: Rapid
Risk of distortion: No risk or very sligth risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: No risk or very sligth risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Poor
Gluing: Correct