Species: Acajou Cailcedrat

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Acajou Cailcedrat
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Acajou Cailcedrat, Abgo, Zunzaytin, Diala, Bissilom,
Scientific name(s)
Khaya Senegalensis,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Flooring, Heavy carpentry, Resistant to one or several acids, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Turned goods,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,78 (+/- 0,06)
Static bending strength:86 (+/- 14) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
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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