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Doussié

Family: CESALPINIACEAE
Scientific name: Afzelia bipindensis
Pilot Names: Doussié, Afzelia

END USES

Stairs (inside) / Sliced veneer / Bridges / Flooring / Heavy carpentry / Interior joinery / Furniture, components / Ship building / Resistant to acids

WOOD DESCRIPTION

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,80 0,06
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,44% 0,10%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 4,4% 0,7%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Very durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Durable
Use class: Class 4 – In ground or fresh water contact

DRYING

Drying rate: Slow
Risk of distortion: Slight risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: Slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Moderately difficult
Peeling: Not recommended
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good (pre-boring)
Gluing: Correct (for interior only)