Species: Acajou Cailcedrat


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Acajou Cailcedrat
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,78 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:86 (+/- 14) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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