dibetou

Dibetou

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Lovoa trichilioides
Pilot Names: Dibetou, Bibolo

END USES

Seats / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Turned goods / Sliced veneer / Interior panelling / Light carpentry / Cabinetwork

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,53 0,06
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,43% 0,11%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 5,8% 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