tiama

Tiama

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Entandrophragma angolense
Pilot Name: Tiama

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Cabinetwork / Ship building / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Light carpentry / Stairs (inside)

WOOD DESCRIPTION

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,55 0,05
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,41% 0,07%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 8% 1%
(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: Normal
Risk of distortion: High risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: High risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct