Species: Kanda


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Kanda
Species profile
Family:LAURACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Kanda, Nkonengu, Mfimbo, Bitehi, Bonzale,
Scientific name(s)
Beilschmiedia spp.,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Stairs (inside), Glued laminated, Current furniture or furniture components, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Turned goods, Interior panelling, Wood frame house, Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Vehicle or container flooring, Light carpentry, Exterior joinery, Seats, Ship building (planking and deck), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Exterior panelling, Sliced veneer,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:105 (+/- 16) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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