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Izombé

The Izombé is a hardwood tree native to the primary forests of Africa: Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. The trunk can reach up to 40 m tall, and has a straight cylindrical shaft and the diame-ter ranges from 90-100 cm. This kind of timber can frequently be deposits of resin. Presents no problems in sawdust and works easily with hand and machine providing a smooth finish. The heartwood is resistant to impregnation.

Scientific Name
Testulea Gabonensis

Family
Ochnaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
Pinkish From yellow to orange

Grain
The shaft is right grain and fine texture

Density/Hardness
Medium Hardness; moderately hard

Durability
Has a good natural durability and good resistance to attack Lyctus

Areas of application
Carpentry interior, furniture, flooring and turnery